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19 November 2021, 16:00

Belarus continues to provide humanitarian aid to refugees trapped on border

GRODNO, 19 November (BelTA) - Refugees on the border continue to receive all necessary assistance, BelTA has learned.

Today is the 12th day as refugees have been trapped on the Belarusian-Polish border. There are currently about 2,000 people in a temporary accommodation facility set up at the logistics hub.

Belarus has provided them with everything they need, food, in particular. For example, the refugees got buckwheat porridge with meat for lunch today. In the food distribution tent people may receive other necessary items, such as hygiene kits and diapers.

Refugees are also provided with grocery packages. Each bag contains two liters of milk, bread, two units of canned meat, two units of canned fish, instant mashed potatoes, sausage slices, cookies and fruit, such as pomegranates. Some 8 tonnes of food are delivered to the logistics hub every day. The warehouses have the necessary stock, which is constantly replenished, including thanks to concerned people.

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Refugees have also been provided with a place to sleep under the roof, bed linen, and warm clothes. Drinking and hot water is available. Medics are on standby 24/7.

A mobile shop has been set up near the logistics hub at the request of the refugees. People also have an opportunity to exchange currency. A food truck also arrived at the site today.

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