The Duchess of York has traveled to Warsaw to meet a number of people who have fled their country to Poland over the past few weeks as her charity, Sarah’s Trust, is supporting
Refugees fleeing the horrors of war in their homeland got to meet the “heartbroken” Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, today.
Fergie was invited to Poland to greet some people who had left their lives behind.
In a touching Twitter post, she shared sweet images of greeting several women who crossed the border as well as being taken on a tour.
The Duchess, 62, wrote on social media: “The invasion of Ukraine is heartbreaking to watch.
“It is unbearable to see families torn apart and civilians caught up in the bloodshed.
“I have always believed that a child’s smile is the most important thing in the world, so seeing so many children caught up in this crisis is especially impactful.
“I am honored to be welcomed by @trzaskowskirafal to Poland today and meet Ukrainian refugees.
“At least 2.8 million Ukrainians have fled their country since the Russian invasion. Poland has occupied at least 1.7m so far.
“It was a privilege to meet some of them and hear their stories today.
“The world has a duty to support them.”
In a later tweet, she shared a video of the boxes and supply boxes.
The Royal wrote: “My charity @SarahsTrust is doing all it can to help: so far we have sent three articulated vans with supplies from Kingdom donors. UK to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
“I’m here to learn from @trzaskowski_ what we can do. So a lot of people get caught up in this conflict.”
Among the refugees she met on her trip was a mother named Olga who had fled from Dnipro and was accompanied by her two children David, four, and Sophie, two.
Her husband was among those fighting Putin’s forces in the Ukrainian army.
Sarah said in an official statement her charity, Sarah’s Trust, is helping organize supplies for people crossing the border, some of whom have only clothes on their backs.
It read: “I want to do my part through my charity, Sarah’s Trust, and be here to hear more about what is needed.
“So far, we have organized three articulated trucks with supplies designed to help refugees from Ukraine in Poland.
“These include women’s and children’s clothing, diapers, hand sanitizer, toiletries, torches and non-perishable foods like oatmeal.
“All of these items have been provided by well-wishers in the UK, whom I cannot thank enough.”
The organization was established in June 2020 to connect charities with people they can provide aid.
About three million people have left Ukraine so far, with 1.8 million going to Poland – the equivalent of living in the country’s capital, Warsaw.
Matthew Saltmarsh, a spokesman for UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, added: “In many cases, they have experienced conflict more directly.
“There can often be people with less means, with less financial support.”
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