. In Case You’ve Missed It Krakow, Poland’s second-largest city, strains to accommodate Ukrainian refugees « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – Galia Alacheva, an art-loving 17-year-old from the Ukrainian port city of Odesa, sips tea in a pop-up lunchroom tucked into a shuttered mall. She and her mother, Sara Tarashchanska, have lived in this mall since fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Polish authorities have converted it into a refugee shelter. “We eat here, we cook here, we sleep here, we do everything here,” Alacheva says. “Since we left Ukraine, this is our home.” More than 150,000 displaced Ukrainians now live in Krakow, Poland’s second-largest city. That’s increased the city’s population by 20% in just a few weeks, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to open an office here.

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