Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a Warsaw-based international non-governmental organization which for more than 20 years has been providing assistance to civilians suffering as a result of the armed conflicts, humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters in more than 40 countries worldwide.
In 2017, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) started a new food security and livelihood project in Magwi, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan with the financial support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supported by the German government. The aim of the intervention was to enhance the short-, medium- and long-term food security of drought and conflict-affected households, mostly of IDPs and returnees who have been integrated in their host community.
Given that the conflict in Ukraine has been ongoing for more than four years - without any political decision reached on how to resolve it - its consequences have spread over a wide range of areas, ranging from security and humanitarian to socio-economic and development issues. The crisis in Ukraine deteriorated in the face of a protracted conflict that affected more than 5 million people across the country. As a result, about 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes and are becoming more and more vulnerable as the conflict continues in eastern Ukraine.
Somalia is facing a severe humanitarian crisis triggered by multiple natural disasters and long term political instability which are having a crippling effect on the country’s economy. Recovery efforts have not yet provided state building opportunities due to the fragile institutions in place and the rapidly changing natural phenomena that have led to an increase in population vulnerability to hazards.
Seven years of brutal conflict, bombing, massive destruction, and far too many lives lost. With no effective ceasefire in place, and no end to the war in sight, men, women and children are trapped, injured, cold and hungry. This is one of the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. Seven years that have caused more than five million Syrians to flee across Syria’s borders and another six million to be displaced inside Syria.
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) extended its services in cholera hotspots in South Sudan, a region particularly affected due to recurring conflicts and natural disasters. In 2017 PAH’s Emergency Response Team raised large-scale public awareness on the importance of using latrines and was able to reach 15,895 beneficiaries giving them access to dignified, safe, clean and functional excreta disposal facilities. 43 functional sample latrines were constructed, principally in public institutions such as health centers, schools and market places.