As friends of Myanmar, we are deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in northern part of Rakhine State. We have welcomed the Government’s agreement to allow a resumption of humanitarian assistance and initial deliveries to some villages, but we are concerned by delays and urge all Myanmar authorities to overcome the obstacles that have so far prevented a full resumption, noting that tens of thousands of people who need humanitarian aid, including children with acute malnutrition, have been without it now for nearly two months.
Table of Contents
Global trends in humanitarian action — 3
Polish humanitarian aid system — 8
Poland and international humanitarian action — 12
Poland in the EU humanitarian Policy — 12
Cooperation with international humanitarian organisations — 14
Good humanitarian donorship — 17
Poland’s response to humanitarian crises 2011–2012 — 18
Disaster risk reduction and resilience building — 23
A ceremony of the signing of Grant Agreements with the Afghan NGO 'AIRO' was held in the Japanese Embassy in Kabul on 25 January 2010.
Following the Haiti earthquake and its fatal consequences Poland has so far donated aid worth of PLN6 mln. The nature of aid was determined on the basis of reports by international humanitarian actors operating on the crisis scene.
In connection with the dramatic humanitarian situation in Gaza, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in response to the appeal issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), is sending EUR 250,000 immediately to help those who have been most harmed in the Palestinian Authority.
In addition to this payment, as in previous years, Poland will support the Palestinian Authority as part of bilateral development cooperation. PLN 1.5m will be donated in 2009 to achieve this goal.