U.S. First Lady and Poland help expedite medical assistance for Ukrainian refugees – News

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Both women are teachers: Kornhauser-Duda taught German at a Krakow high school, Biden is an English teacher at a community college in Virginia



Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States

By Reuters

Published: Sat 26 March 2022, 09:06

A call this month between Jill Biden and her Polish counterpart, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, helped expedite medical assistance to the front lines of the refugee crisis following Russia’s attack on Ukraine .

Kornhauser-Duda, wife of Polish President Andrzej Duda, spoke with Biden, wife of US President Joe Biden, about Poland’s extensive response to millions of desperate people fleeing war in neighboring Ukraine . They spoke on March 11 at the request of Kornhauser-Duda, the White House said.

A few days later, Kornhauser-Duda arrived in the United States and obtained medicine and equipment to be used to help Polish hospitals treat injured children in Ukraine, the Polish president said Friday.

“I would like to ask you to convey my personal thanks to the First Lady,” Duda told the US president during a trip to an airport less than 100 km (62 miles) from the Polish-Ukrainian border. “Thank you very much for this very fast help.”

Details were not available on the donations obtained by Kornhauser-Duda.

Both women are teachers: Kornhauser-Duda taught German at a Krakow high school, Biden is an English teacher at a community college in Virginia. A spokesperson for Jill Biden declined to elaborate on their interaction.

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She does not travel to Poland. On Friday, she was scheduled to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a children’s hospital in Memphis, Tenn., which is currently caring for four Ukrainian children whose cancer treatment was interrupted by the war.

The crisis has aligned two NATO allies who were at odds over issues such as judicial independence and media freedom. A social conservative, Duda was close to Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, and did not immediately acknowledge Trump’s 2020 election defeat.

Poland has taken in more than 2.23 million people fleeing Ukraine, out of the 3.7 million who have flocked to neighboring countries since the war began in February. 24.

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