Siemens open refugee center in Poland
Siemens opened a refugee center for Ukrainian refugees on the grounds of its headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. The center provides long-term accommodations for 160 people, including rooms for families and childcare, and has been set up on 2,600 square meters of floor space. The facilities have been made available free of charge to Warsaw’s municipal authorities, who are operating the center. The first group of Ukrainian refugees has already moved in.
Siemens Caring Hands e.V. played a crucial role in making this project possible. The association has financed the remodeling work through donations primarily made by Siemens employees.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Warsaw has been a key place for refugees, with over 170,000 Ukrainian refugees currently living in the city. Siemens and its employees have been supporting global efforts to combat the impact of crises through Siemens Caring Hands e.V. Over the past two years, more than €20 million have been raised to help the victims of the pandemic, the flood in Germany’s Rhineland region, and the war in Ukraine.