Data collected by UNHCR on May 23rd 2022
Poland is in the first line for welcoming Ukrainian refugees.
Since the beginning of the war, UNHCR estimates that over 3,5 million refugees have moved into Poland and need protection and support.
UniRef has created a department dedicated to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. This new team is made up of culture and polish language specialists.
They have collected information from local partners such as NGOs, organizations, and academics. We also have surveyed refugees to understand their most pressing education needs.
It appears that many Ukrainian refugees already have degrees and job experience.
However qualified Ukrainian women can’t practice in Poland due to their lack of good polish knowledge.
For the same reason, young adults are excluded from university because of language.
The present mission of UniRef in Poland aims to provide free access to a language course.