The EU commissioner for agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, told Politico he had offered to host a family of refugees from the war in his home, but they had found an alternative place to stay.
“I’m ready to do this,” he told Politico. “Now we have about half a million refugees from Ukraine, probably the number will be more than a million, maybe more than two million, but the people in Poland are very open and the organisation of the support is good.”
Poland has revolutionized migration policy. We have received 500,000 refugees and do not have a single refugee camp. Most of them are taken in by Polish families. Almost all my friends in Warsaw have someone from Ukraine at home tonight. pic.twitter.com/4d4DTBWJ8P
— Tomasz Wróblewski (@tomaawroblewski) March 2, 2022
Wojciechowski said that the priority now was for Russia’s aggression to end. “Under the violence, it’s difficult to deliver the aid.”
Poland’s commissioner to the EU estimated that the total number of refugees from the Russia/Ukraine conflict that have come to Poland could reach over 2 million.