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Poland Rolls Out $1.7 Billion of Aid for Ukrainian Refugees

Migrants wait to be transferred to a train station after crossing the Ukrainian border into Poland, on March 7. 

Migrants wait to be transferred to a train station after crossing the Ukrainian border into Poland, on March 7. 

Photographer: louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The Polish government announced plans to spend 8 billion zloty ($1.7 billion) on aid to Ukrainian refugees after more than a million people crossed into the country fleeing the war. 

Having the European Union’s longest land border with Ukraine, Poland has bore the brunt of migrants escaping a conflict that, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, risks displacing as many as 10 million people