Parents in Poland left their baby strollers at a train station for mothers fleeing Ukraine
A look at why parents left their baby strollers at a train station in Poland
Parents in Poland decided to leave their baby strollers at railroad stations for the Ukrainian mothers fleeing the war with their babies and newborns.
What’s happening: Per Yahoo! News, baby strollers with blankets are lined up at a train station in Przemysl, at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland.
- A recent viral photo shows at least seven strollers on the train station platform, which were left by Polish mothers looking to help Ukrainian mothers who are fleeing Ukraine amid the war with Russia.
Context: Mothers and children boarded evacuation trains to Poland as their husbands stayed behind to defend Ukraine, per The New York Times.
The bigger picture: More than 1.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded the country, the United Nations announced Monday.
- Refugees have fled to myriad countries, including Poland, Romania, Hungry and Slovakia, all countries in the European Union, per The Wall Street Journal.
- UN refugee agency commissioner Filippo Grandi said in a tweet that this has been “the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.”