【Photo Diary】 (5) Visit to Poland in the course of 4-nation tour [2022/06/13]
I would like to share with you some of the photographs taken during my four-nation tour that took me to Malaysia, East Timor, Switzerland and Poland from May 16 to 29, 2022.
[May 25, Kraków, Poland, and Medyka on the border with Ukraine]
Arriving at a humanitarian aid camp in Medyka, a village in southeastern Poland on the border with Ukraine. This is a temporary transit center for Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn country where they can stay briefly before moving on to other places in Poland and elsewhere. Since the conflict erupted, Polish officials have consistently referred to Medyka as the busiest border crossing with Ukraine.
Mike, a member of Paracrew, an international humanitarian response organization registered in Norway, gives me a tour of the relief camp.
The number of Ukrainian evacuees passing through this border crossing in Medyka is said to have declined somewhat.
Visiting a temporary transit center for displaced Ukrainians in Medyka at the site of a former Tesco supermarket.
A reception desk that more than 5,000 Ukrainian evacuees still pass through daily.
A warehouse to store and manage aid sent from across Europe.
Joining a meeting of volunteers working at the transit center.
It sometimes takes 48 hours for these trucks to go through the customs on the Ukraine-Poland border.
(To be continued)