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Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Sarajevo, Split, Warsaw, Zenica
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)
Janina Ochojska created the “EquiLibre Foundation” in Warsaw in 1992 after working for the “Equilibre” humanitarian aid organisation in France. Two years later, it was renamed “Polish Humanitarian Action” (PAH).
Its first convoy was organized in December 1992, with 12 vehicles and 250 tons of goods (food and other materials for basic needs), half of which went to Sarajevo, with the remainder going to Zenica and Split. 50 people were part of this first convoy, among them 25 journalists. The organisation continued with more aid convoys in the following years, and also provided assistance to Bosnian refugees in Poland, for example by helping them to find host families.
PAH became one of the most important non-governmental Polish aid organisations, and today, it remains in operation in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.