Warsaw's population has grown by 17% as Ukrainian women and children flee Russian shelling. They find assistance and jobs through the generosity of Poles. "It broke my heart," says Olga Sulkowski, emergency response coordinator with Caritas in Poland, seeing all the women and children at the train station. She and her husband opened their home to 46-year-old Svetlana Starovytska and her children. They have shared the home for three months, making them a new kind of family for life. In Zytomierz, Ukraine, sisters who have taught blind students at their day care center since 2003 have provided their families with food and humanitarian aid donated by the local community and Caritas-Spes Ukraine. They sheltered the families within the school and convent until it was safe to travel to their motherhouse in Laski, near Warsaw, where 63 mothers and children now live, work and pray with the nuns.

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