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In Focus: Trapped Between Belarus and Poland

By David Schonauer   Wednesday December 8, 2021

For months, the government of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has accelerated the number of visas it grants migrants seeking refuge from war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and beyond. The move has created a humanitarian crisis, with Poland has declaring a state of emergency and sending more than 20,000 security personnel to its border with Belarus, notes NPR, which features a visual report from the boarder. European Union officials says Lukashenko’s ploy comes in retaliation for economic sanctions.

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