Millions of displaced people crossed the border into Poland as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, with around 1.5 million people in need of shelter.
Ukrainian refugees lived in transitory settings such as conference centres, exhibition halls, old hotels and former shopping malls. Clothes and washing facilities in these centres were in desperately short supply.
Through our partnership with TWMP and our team in Poland, we donated five electric washing machines and a tumble dryer to the refugee centre in Warsaw, where electricity supply was accessible.
These machines helped improve quality of life for around 14,000 people over three months, easing the burden of 110,000 kg of washing – the equivalent of 1,200 kg (or 170 loads) of washing each day.