GRODNO, 19 November (BelTA) – Grocery packages for refugees trapped at the Belarus-Poland border include milk, canned food, bread, instant mashed potatoes, cookies and fruit, Secretary General of the Belarusian Red Cross Dmitry Shevtsov told the media on 19 November, BelTA has learned.
Currently about 2,000 refugees are staying in the temporary accommodation center set up at the border logistics hub following the instructions of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko. The refugees have been provided with everything they need, including food. Some 8 tonnes of food are delivered there on a daily basis. Hot meals - tea and porridge - are prepared by the military. Volunteers distribute grocery packages.
Journalists inspected the contents of a food package for refugees. One grocery package consists of two liters of milk, bread, two meat cans, two fish cans, instant mashed potatoes, sausage slices, sweets and fruit, for example pomegranates. “We make some 4 tonnes of such grocery packages every day. It is vital to have people fed,” said Dmitry Shevtsov.
In his words, there is a sufficient stock of food in the warehouses of Grodno, almost 15 tonnes at the moment. Trucks deliver humanitarian aid from all over the country every day. Part of meat products, especially canned meat, is handed over to the military unit to cook porridge with stewed meat for the refugees.