As of 2024, eight countries neighbouring Ukraine are covered by the ICRC's regional delegation based in Warsaw. Its protection work supports ICRC's bilateral confidential dialogue with Ukraine and Russia, while its support to the National Societies's focuses on the protection of family links and the promotion of the proper use of the red cross emblem. It also promotes understanding of and respect for principled humanitarian action and international humanitarian law. In addition to Poland, it covers Hungary, Romania, Czechia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

In Poland, the ICRC responds to the humanitarian needs triggered by the international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. It does so by supporting the Polish Red Cross which helps families clarify the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones, and by supporting the work of our teams in Ukraine and Russia. We also support the Polish Red Cross in dissemination of humanitarian principles, strengthening its emergency preparedness and communications.

See also: Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

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