A spontaneous refugee camp on the Belarusian-Polish border near the Bruzgi checkpoint was completely empty, migrants moved to a transport and logistics center. This was announced by the State Border Committee of Belarus.
“As of November 18, all refugees from the spontaneous camp on the Belarusian-Polish border near the Bruzgi checkpoint voluntarily moved to the territory of the transport and logistics center due to sharply worsening weather conditions and the emerging threat to life, especially children,” the statement says.
The department noted that in the center foreigners are provided with hot meals, warm clothes and basic necessities. “Also, all those in need are provided with medical assistance,” – added to the CPC.
Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed to prepare a logistics center for receiving refugees who have accumulated near the border with Poland. The head of state gave the corresponding order to the governor of the Grodno region and regional assistant.
The Ministry of Health of Belarus, in turn, announced that additional ambulance teams were sent to the refugee camp.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko proposed to the European Union to create a humanitarian corridor to Germany for 2 thousand refugees from the Belarusian-Polish border. This was announced by the press secretary of the President Natalya Eismont, commenting on the results of the telephone conversation between Lukashenko and the acting Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel.
According to her, Brussels is forming a humanitarian corridor for 2,000 refugees in the camp, and Belarus undertakes to facilitate the return of the remaining 5,000 to their homeland.
According to the Belarusian authorities, today there are about 7 thousand refugees in the country. Of these, about 2 thousand people have accumulated in the aforementioned spontaneous camp on the border. Up to 500 more people are also at the border, but at different points.
The migration crisis on the border of Belarus and Poland has been going on since November 8.
Thousands of migrants have accumulated at the Bruzgi checkpoint in the Belarusian city of Grodno, striving to get to Europe through the territory of Poland. Most of them ended up in Belarus after receiving visas in Iraq.
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