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29 November 2021, 18:35

Belarusian Council of Ministers' Office provides assistance to refugees stranded at border

MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) - The Office of the Council of Ministers has provided assistance to refugees stranded at the border, head of the primary trade union organization in the Council of Ministers' Office Arina Savenchuk told the media, BelTA has learned.

"Today we visited the office of the Belarus Red Cross to give the funds collected in the Office of the Council of Ministers to help the refugees," Arina Savenchuk said. These funds were raised as part of the campaign launched by Belarus Red Cross to help refugees trapped at the border.

Inna Lemeshevskaya and Arina Savenchuk
Inna Lemeshevskaya and Arina Savenchuk

According to Inna Lemeshevskaya, First Deputy Secretary General of the Belarus Red Cross, the task is to meet the primary humanitarian needs of refugees. "First of all, it is food, basic essentials, clothes. The Red Cross provides two meals a day for people in the logistics center and grocery packages to go with so that people can have a snack. Baby food is also important. So is the provision of medical services. And, of course, we respond to requests. Now it's cold. So, footwear is very much needed," she said.

Help is provided by both organizations and concerned citizens. "People can make donations through the ERIP system. We also have a current account in euros and U.S. dollars. In addition, every Red Cross office accepts any humanitarian aid. People bring diapers, mats, sleeping bags, food. Two or three times a week, humanitarian aid is sent to the border," Inna Lemeshevskaya noted.

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