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Monday, February 26, 2024

Stressed situations at Poland-Belarus border, migrants left with no option than staying back in Limbo

Many migrants had to stay back in Limbo with freezing temperatures and hostile behaviour from Polish security as tensions on the Poland-Belarus border continued. Polish security forces to prevent them from getting into the country.

However, relief was provided to a few hundred migrants on Wednesday from the Belarusian side after they had been directed from their makeshift camp to a nearby warehouse in which they had been given food, blankets and medical facilities, which was captured in a video launched through Belarus.

Talking to an Iraqi Kurdish boy named Ahmed, a migrant, responded to the Associated Press, “I come here, and my life right now is saved. I don’t know for after”. He further added that it was so cold outside he could not feel his fingers.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel forgetting his regime reached out to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday and burdened that migrants need to be given the possibility to go back to their domestic countries with the assist of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration.

The warm warehouse welcome turned into a dramatic shift from Tuesday’s chaos whilst migrants threw stones at Polish forces on the opposite side of the razor-cord fence in which 12 were injured and were hit back with water cannons and tear gas. Poland accused Belarus of initiating the battle. As a response to this, Belarus denounced Poland’s “violent actions.”

Some migrants seemed to take the offer of Merkel, with a voluntary deportation flight predicted to leave for Iraq from Belarus on Thursday, even though it is doubtful what number of migrants could be on it.

Source: CTV News

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