GRODNO, 18 November (BelTA) – On the 11th day since their arrival at the Belarusian-Polish border the refugees abandoned both spontaneous camps near the Polish border line, BelTA has learned.
Tensions flared up on 16 November when Polish law enforcement personnel employed water cannons against the unarmed refugees. After that the refugees were invited to move to a temporary accommodation facility in a nearby logistics hub. About 1,000 people spent the first night indoors over there while hundreds continued waiting for the opening of a humanitarian corridor while staying outdoors in a camp near the Belarusian border checkpoint Bruzgi and in the initial camp the refugees set up on the first day of their arrival at the Belarusian-Polish border.
Cold nights and rough conditions affected the state of the people, who remained at the border. They gradually moved to the nearby logistics hub. Both outdoor camps were vacated on 18 November. Only huts, remnants of tents, abandoned clothes, and ashes in campfires are left in the camps now.
Safe conditions are available to the refugees in the transportation and logistics hub Bruzgi. They spend nights in heated premises and are provided with bed linen and a change of clothes. The refugees also get hot meals, clean water, and medical services. A shop van was parked outside the logistics hub on 18 November.