Located next door to the raging war in Ukraine, Poland has become a new focal point of migration in Europe. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost 14 million crossings have been recorded from Ukraine to Poland since February 24, 2022, and nearly 1 million Ukrainians are currently recorded as refugees in the country of nearly 38 million inhabitants. As of August 8, the UNHCR registers approximately 4.6 million Ukrainian refugees across Europe (excluding Russia). The European continent has not seen such levels of displacement — in both speed and scale — since World War II. In the wake of the Russian invasion, both the Polish government and civil society welcomed Ukrainian refugees with open arms and massive support efforts. The European Union’s Temporary Protection Directive, adopted just days after Russia’s attack, further facilitated the humanitarian response by granting Ukrainians immediate legal status to reside in member states and rights to access services.