Google will use office space in Poland to support Ukrainian refugees

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People fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine wait to board a bus during snowfall after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 7, 2022.

Fabrizio Bensch | Reuters

Google will use office space and offer other resources in Poland to Ukrainian refugees, the company announced Monday.

The Big Tech company said it will use its Startups Campus in Warsaw as a space for local nongovernmental organizations to provide legal and psychological services to refugees. Last week, it pledged $25 million in aid, including $10 million for local organizations helping Ukrainian refugees in Poland. It also said it’s helping to protect from cyberattacks.

“As the needs of those affected by the war change, we will be looking at other ways in which we can help,” the company said in a statement.

Several major companies have pledged support to Ukrainian refugees since the war began. For example, Airbnb last week indicated it would house 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, and Uber has offered free rides between the Ukraine-Poland border and two Polish cities.

Google, which opened its first office in Poland 15 years ago, has offices in Warsaw and Wroclaw. It also said Monday it plans to further expand in Warsaw by investing $700 million in the purchase and development of a new office complex.

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