The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday appealed to Poland to admit a group of Middle Eastern migrants stranded on the Polish-Belarusian border.
A cargo with Polish humanitarian aid for migrants trapped on the Belarusian side has reached the Polish-Belarusian border, the head of the Government Strategic Reserves Agency has told PAP.
Poland will double the number of troops guarding its border with Belarus and will put up a 2.5-metre-high fence along the frontier, the Polish defence minister said on Monday.
The Polish defence minister has announced plans to build a fence along the country’s border with Belarus owing to the current migration crisis.
The Polish Foreign Ministry has offered material assistance to migrants trapped on the Belarusian side of the Polish-Belarusian border.
Following Saturday's video conference on the migrant situation at the Belarusian border, the Polish Prime Minister's Office issued a statement saying there is no "no-man's land" at the border and the migrant situation there is the responsibility of Belarus alone.
The Polish prime minister has called for international unity to stop Belarus using illegal migration as “instruments of blackmail and pressure”.
Lawyers from Warsaw have applied for international protection of Afghan migrants who have been trapped on Poland's border with Belarus for twelve days, a spokesman for the District Bar Council in Warsaw has told PAP.
Poland is reinforcing the protection of its eastern border to prevent illegal migration from the Middle East via Belarus, deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Various equipment, including tents, beds and power generators, will leave Poland for Lithuania next Wednesday in order to help with the rising problem of irregular migrants arriving from neighbouring Belarus.
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