GRODNO, 25 November (BelTA) – Belarus has delivered a total of more than 100 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the refugees staying on the border with Poland, Head of the Grodno Oblast organization of the Belarusian Red Cross Society Natalya Tolkacheva told the media on 25 November, BelTA has learned.
Refugees have been staying on the Belarusian-Polish border for the 18th day already. Humanitarian aid, including food, hygiene products and warm clothes, is delivered to their temporary accommodation center on a daily basis.
“In Belarus there are no indifferent people to this situation. We receive humanitarian aid from all over the country every day. We have already received over 100 tonnes of aid. About 90 tonnes of food and other necessary things were distributed among the refugees,” Natalya Tolkacheva said. She added that volunteers help with receiving and distributing the aid, compiling grocery packages, providing hot meals for refugees every day. Apart from the Red Cross representatives there are volunteers from the BRSM Youth Union, the Belarusian Women's Union, the Belarusian trade unions, and also volunteers from different districts of the oblast. About 30 people work on the site every day.
Volunteers also study the needs of individuals, especially children and women, who often need hygiene and childcare products, which are given out daily.