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War in Ukraine: why I left my family and job to care for refugees

A nurse reflects on her experience of travelling to Poland to support people fleeing the horrors of a ‘senseless’ war

A nurse reflects on her experience of travelling to Poland to support people fleeing the horrors of a ‘senseless’ war

When I heard about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I decided to go to Przemyśl in Poland to offer some practical support. As a nurse and midwife, I wanted to go there rather than sending aid from home.

Why I chose to travel to Poland

My family is Polish and I speak the language fluently and I thought my language skills would be useful. I arranged my own placement after looking at where I felt I would be most useful.

Przemyśl is a small town with a

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