Polska Akcja Humanitarna (PAH), or Polish Humanitarian Action, is a Polish nongovernmental organization operating in Poland and other countries. Although it has been in operation for a short time, PAH is a leader in providing foreign aid in Poland, and is one of the largest and fastest-growing humanitarian organizations in central Europe. PAH’s objective is to provide aid regardless of nationality, race, religion, or party of conflict.

PAH was established on December 12, 1992, as a branch of the French EquiLibre Foundation, and received its current name two years. In 1992, the organization started organizing convoys of donations for the inhabitants of Sarajevo in Bosnia.

The person behind this and many other PAH activities was Janina Ochojska, who was one of the organization’s founders and remained ...

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