Hanna Machińska in the media about the situation in Poland in connection with the surge of refugees from Ukraine
The Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights, Hanna Machińska, gave an interview to the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung, in which she spoke about the situation of refugees from Ukraine who fled the war going to Poland.
She indicated that problems may arise due to the fact that about 3 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion. Most of them stay in large cities, which is why there are already problems with housing. Apart from scarcity of accommodation, a serious problem is the poor integration of Ukrainian children in the Polish education system - warned Hanna Machińska. She emphasized in the interview that Poles are hospitable towards Ukrainians. However, she has doubts whether there will be problems with their integration into society in the future. In the interview for the Swiss daily, the Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights also noted the humanitarian crisis and the different treatment of migrants crossing the border with Belarus.