6 min.

Safe and sound but hoping to return home

Author: Ani Gabrielyan


A 23-year-old Ukrainian, far from home, tries to make life a little easier for Ukrainians escaping from the war.

Around 2.5 million Ukrainian refugees have crossed into Poland since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war. Ukrainian Darina Hlava, 23, who has lived and worked in the Polish city of Poznan for the last five years, is helping refugees find a place to live, orient themselves in their new reality, register and get help. Poznan, the fifth largest city in Poland, has become the temporary home for 40,000 Ukrainian refugees.