The health situation is worsening for asylum seekers who are at the border between Belarus and Poland after they went to the region in the hope of crossing to European territory.
In the border city of Hrodna in Belarus, nearly two thousand asylum-seekers, including women and children, face difficult living conditions, as they live in a logistics center.
Although the residents of the area try to provide support to the asylum seekers who continue to wait, along with many official government institutions, the health situation of the refugees is getting worse by the day.
The teams of the Belarusian Ministry of Emergencies distribute masks from time to time to asylum seekers.
In a related context, a team from the World Health Organization said that it visited the region and inspected the conditions of asylum seekers.
Yury Karaev, Vice President of Belarus, briefed the World Health Organization delegation on the conditions of the asylum seekers, pointing out that nearly 100 of them were taken to hospital, due to the deterioration of their health condition.
Karaev indicated that most of those taken to the hospital had pneumonia.
And last week, many asylum seekers tried to cross the border to enter Poland from Belarus, where there are currently about 4,000 asylum seekers at the border between the two countries, according to the Polish Press Agency.
The European Union accuses Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of coordinating the arrival of this wave of migrants and refugees to the eastern side of the bloc, in response to European sanctions imposed on his country after his regime’s “brutal repression” against the opposition.