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22 November 2021, 09:01

UN representatives in Belarus visit temporary refugee accommodation point on Belarus-Poland border

GRODNO, 22 November (BelTA) - UN representatives in Belarus visited the temporary refugee accommodation point in the transport and logistics center on the Belarusian-Polish border on 20 November, BelTA has learned.

They inspected the accommodation conditions in the transport and logistics center. When talking to the media, Head of the UNCHR Office in Belarus Mulusew Mamo called on the European Union to jointly resolve the situation on the Belarusian-Polish border.

IOM Chief of Mission in Belarus Mahym Orazmuhammedova, in turn, noted that IOM also calls on the countries to resolve it by joint efforts. "We are talking not only about Belarus, but also about the neighboring European countries. We are meeting with our national partners and considering various medium-term measures to address the migrant situation. Some are planning to submit applications, others want to return home. First and foremost, we urge the countries to respect and abide by international laws on migrants and refugees and to resolve this issue together without delay. We have an office in Warsaw, they also meet with partners and work in this direction," Mahym Orazmuhammedova said.

Speaking about the prospects for organizing a humanitarian corridor through Poland to Germany, which refugees are asking for, Mahym Orazmuhammedova noted that "this is a joint decision that these countries must make."

Refugees followed the UN representatives chanting "Germany!"

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