19 Mar 2022

Ukraine refugee crisis pushes Poland’s cities to ‘bursting point’

Communities Editor

“Big cities in Poland are overcrowded and we will soon no longer be able to accommodate them”, is the warning from the mayors of the country’s two largest cities about the pressure being put on them by the numbers of refugees arriving.

More than two and half million people have fled Ukraine with the majority heading to Poland.

150,000 of those desperate civilians have sought shelter in Krakow.

Among them, a 74 year-old grandmother who has been trying to reunite with her family in Berlin.

Producer: Hila May
Cameraman: Paul Mackeson