November 18, 2021 | banking

EU allocates 700,000 euros in humanitarian assistance for migrants on Poland-Belarus border

SULAIMANI — The European Commission on Wednesday (November 16) allocated 200,000 euros in humanitarian funding to the International Federal of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to send relief assistance to migrants stranded on Poland-Belarus border.

The assistance includes food, hygiene kits, blankets, and first aid kits.

The EU has also mobilized an additional 500,000 euros and is currently in contact with its humanitarian partner organizations for the implementation of the fund.

'The EU is supporting its humanitarian partners to help alleviate the suffering of people stranded at the border,” Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič said.

'I am calling for continuous access of humanitarian organizations from both sides to reach this large group of refugees and migrants to provide them with urgent assistance,” he added.

Thousands of migrants and asylum from Iraq and the Kurdistan Region are currently stranded on the Poland-Belarus border. At least ten people have died in recent months trying to cross the border from Belarus.


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