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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, met with Ukrainian refugees in Poland on Thursday.
Ferguson, 62, shared on Twitter that Poland has so far taken in around 1.7 million refugees.
“The invasion of Ukraine is heartbreaking to watch. So many families are separated and displaced,” she wrote.
“I am honored to be welcomed to Poland today by Rafał Trzaskowski and meet Ukrainian refugees. Poland have won at least 1.7 million so far.”
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The Mayor of Warsaw, Trzaskowski, directly helps Ukrainian citizens in need.
Ferguson then shared that her charity, Sarah’s Trust, donated three truckloads of supplies to refugees in Poland.
“My charity Sarah’s Charity is doing all it can to help: so far we have sent three articulated lorries with supplies from UK donors to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland. I am here to learn from Rafał Trzaskowski this what more we can do. So many people are caught up in this conflict…”
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Ferguson pointed to one family she met directly, Olga and her children, who benefited from refugee housing and supplies.
“Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski showed me around one of the buildings housing families, including Olga and her young children. He told me how 9,000 more children arrived in schools in Warsaw in the last 10 days and that there is a real shortage of teachers. Warsaw needs our help.”
Ferguson used it social media platforms campaign for refugees in Poland for several weeks. On Internal Women’s Day, Ferguson sent out a special tweet dedicated to “brave and courageous women in Ukraine and Afghanistan.”
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“Today, on International Women’s Day, all the brave and courageous women of Ukraine and Afghanistan fill me with humility. Defending their country, protecting their children and leaving their loved ones behind, they are a huge inspiration to all of us around the world #internationalwomensday,” she said. wrote.