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23 November 2021, 19:58

Over 70t of humanitarian aid handed out to refugees stuck at Belarusian-Polish border in one week

GRODNO, 23 November (BelTA) – Over 70 tonnes of humanitarian aid has been handed out to the refugees staying in a transportation and logistics hub near the Belarusian-Polish border this past week, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Education, Science, Culture, and Social Development Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Viktor Liskovich. The upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament has empowered the senator to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the refugees.

The senator said: “A huge amount of work has been done to organize the operation of the camp. I'd like to note that refugees themselves maintain order and tidy up the place. We've tried to explain that there will be fewer diseases if things are in order. As many as 15,000 medical masks and about 70 tonnes of humanitarian aid have been handed out to the people. I am primarily talking about blankets, pillows, and certainly all kinds of food.”

The refugees staying in the logistics hub thank the Belarusian side for help and continue hoping that a humanitarian corridor to the European Union would be opened. Many of them saw snow for the first time on 23 November. “Snow is a surprising phenomenon for us,” a refugee said. “It is the first time I've seen it. But we don't feel cold because Belarusians have done everything to keep things cozy and good in the logistics hub. However, our final goal is Germany or another European Union country. We have nothing to do in Iraq.”

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