Over the last few weeks Poland has welcomed over three million refugees from Ukraine, out of a total of around six million, according to the UN (10 May). Moved by the ongoing refugee crisis, David Palk, from the UK travelled to Poland to do what he can to help support work with refugees. He is currently in Lublin, a beautiful city with an interesting and sometimes tragic past.
David’s background and experience are extensive and varied, including working in business, construction and the military, as well as a plethora of voluntary work. He is a passionate pro-European campaigner who is very politically aware and describes himself now as “fiercely independently minded”. In Lublin he will be working in refugee assistance.
North East Bylines plans a series of articles on David’s travels to Poland, his observations and photographs, of which a selection can be seen below.