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16:25  28 november  2021
16:25  28 november  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

Belarus evacuates migrant camps at the Polish border

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by Yara Abi Nader and Joanna Plucinska

Orla / Bialystok, Poland (Reuters) - Anas Kanaan, 34, and Mouein al-Hadi, 36, two Syrian childhood friends, had received the promise of power Easily enter Germany via Belarus. They were enough to pay each 3,000 euros to an intermediary in Turkey.

But all the points of passage between Belarus and Poland that traffickers had presented them as "safe" were closed when they arrived on the spot. And after a long week to camp in the glacial forests close to the border, a smuggler led them in the light of day in a Polish village where they were easily spotted by the police, arrested and returned to Belarus.

Crisis Belarusse: emotion after the announcement of the death of a Syrian baby at the Polish border

 Crisis Belarusse: emotion after the announcement of the death of a Syrian baby at the Polish border © Oksana Manchuk in a migrant camp installed on the frontier of Belarus and Poland on November 14. It would have so far the youngest victim, and by far, of the migratory crisis orchestrated by Alexander Loukachenko . The Polish International Help Center explained on his Twitter to have helped a couple of Syrians, on Wednesday's night on Thursday, who said wandering in a forest at the border between Poland and Belarus since at Less six weeks.

"It's as if our money had simply evaporated," says Reuters Mouein al-Hadi in a field near the Polish town of Orla, after having again managed to cross the border, but unable to walk because his feet are frozen.

"These are just lies," touched his friend Anas Kanaan. They lead you on roads where you risk dying. And in the end, they tell you: 'We are not responsible for you. Murze, it's equal to us. They just want their money. "

Shortly after, the two Syrian nationals, who say they want to ask asylum in Poland, without going further to the west to Germany, were again arrested by Polish police. borders, who said they would be placed in a retention center.

"More and more people realize that they have been taken to a trap and what they were promised was a lie", declares Maresia Zlonkiewicz, activist in the Polish charity "Bread and salt".

Lukashenko says troops may have helped refugees reach EU

  Lukashenko says troops may have helped refugees reach EU European governments have accused Belarus of artificially creating the crisis by bringing in would-be migrants.European governments have accused Belarus of artificially creating the crisis by bringing in people from abroad and taking them to the border with promises of an easy crossing into the bloc. Belarus has denied the claim, instead criticising the EU for shutting its borders.

Every day, a new obstacle

The migratory crisis at the Belarusian border, where migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan hope to make their way to the European Union, lasts now for months.

Poland, and with it the European Union, accuses President Belarusse Alexander Loukachenko to encourage asylum seekers to go to the former republic. Soviet and trying to cross illegalem The border, in retaliation to the European sanctions against Minsk.

Under the pressure of the EU, airlines from the Middle East have restricted their flights to Belarus. Poland has deployed more than 20,000 border guards, soldiers and police in a forbidden border area.

According to the Polish authorities, attempts to crossing the border have fallen to about 200 per day against 500 previously and 314 presumed passers, coming from countries such as Germany, Sweden, Ukraine or Georgia, were arrested in Poland since August.

Poland says Belarus has changed tactics on migrant crisis

  Poland says Belarus has changed tactics on migrant crisis Poland said Saturday that Belarus has changed tactics in their border crisis by now directing smaller groups of migrants to multiple points along the European Union's eastern frontier. Though there have been signs of the crisis easing, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said he expected the border showdown to be long drawn out. Polish border guards reported new attempted crossings by several groups mostly consisting of dozens of migrants, even if there was one crowd of 200 people hurling rocks and using tear gas."We have to prepare for the fact that this problem will continue for months.

Crossings became more difficult, the price claimed by traffickers can reach up to $ 7,000, explain migrants to Reuters.

"Things evolve every day at the border. Every day there is a new obstacle, more guards, more people," Khaled Zein Al Dine, a 45-year-old Syrian migrant, in a camp located at Bialystok, Poland.

With five relatives, he paid a total of 18,000 euros to traffickers who promised them to lead them in a safe apartment before being conveyed by car to avoid police checks. It was a lie and they were apprehended.

Despite the cold and the risks, many migrants will not give up crossing the border, esteem Marysia Zlonkiewicz.

"In terms of development, education or work, many of them have nothing to wait for their return. They do not have the choice," she says. "Whole families get into debt or sell their apartments. There is no return possible."

(with Fedja Gruvic, Stephan Schepers, Lukasz Glowala, Charlotte Bruneau; French version Jean-Stéphane Brush)

migrants blocked in Belarus: More than 800 migrants will be repatriated to their country .
© Reuters migrants attempt to cross the border between Belarus and Poland, November 8, 2021. Iraq has announced two new flights to repatriate Friday and Saturday's more than 800 Iraqi migrants stuck on the border between Belarus and Poland, after three similar operations allowing the return of several hundred from them, mainly Kurds. The repatriation flights from migrants blocked at the border between Belarus and Poland are continuing.

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