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15 December 2021, 14:25

UNFPA delivers aid to women living in refugee shelter near Grodno

MINSK, 15 December (BelTA) – Humanitarian aid from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been delivered to refugee women living in the Bruzgi refugee shelter near Grodno, BelTA has learned.

Refugees have been stuck at the Belarusian-Polish border for 38 days already. They are living at the temporary accommodation facility set up at the Bruzgi logistics hub near the border. At present, there are about 800 people there, 40% of them are women and children. The refugees are provided with everything they need, and humanitarian aid continues to be delivered to them. Today's aid is meant specifically for refugee women.

“In collaboration with partners from the Red Cross, we are handing out humanitarian aid to women living in the refugee shelter: hygiene kits, towels, underwear, warm socks,” said program analyst at UNFPA Belarus Olga Lukashkova. She noted that the aid is designed to increase the comfort of staying in the shelter.

About 400 kits were delivered. Some are to be distributed on 15 December, some will be handed out by the Red Cross volunteers later upon request of refugees.

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