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When Ukrainians started streaming across the border after Russia invaded their country on Feb. 24, residents in this Polish city — like many others across central Europe — sprang into action to help settle and house refugees fleeing war.

Three months later Rzeszow’s population of nearly 200,000 has swelled, at times as much as 50%, and Mayor Konrad Fijolek predicts the city will need new schools and housing to absorb refugees unable or unwilling to return home.

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