Poland's plan to phase out support for a million Ukrainian refugees living in the country is causing concern among international organizations such as the International Rescue Committee. This was reported by Bloomberg.
"We are concerned that the suspension of humanitarian aid and legal pressure may force some refugees to return to Ukraine before it is safe to do so," Alan Moseley, IRC's director in Poland, said in a statement.
Poland, heading into a fiercely contested parliamentary election on October 15, is unlikely to extend humanitarian support for refugees that expires next year, a government official said this month. This has caused growing tensions between Poland and Ukraine.
A third of 270 Ukrainian refugees recently interviewed by a humanitarian aid group said they would return to Ukraine if they lost their homes in Poland.
According to the IRC, many of them continue to live in unstable housing and face discrimination in the local labor market.