‘I can make a difference’: how Australian volunteers are helping Ukrainian refugees across Europe

The largest refugee crisis since world war two has prompted Australians to travel overseas and offer assistance, from translation services to van rides

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Welcome to Poland. It’s a phrase hundreds and thousands of Ukrainians are hearing each week as they flee their war-torn homeland in search of safety – and sometimes it’s said in an Australian accent.

Russia’s invasion has sparked one of the biggest refugee crises since the second world war. In just two weeks, more than 3 million people have fled the country, with more than a million crossing one of eight border checkpoints into Poland.

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