21 Oct 2021

How the Poland-Belarus border became new frontline for illegal European migration


At a summit, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described Belarus’ behaviour at its borders with the EU as “state-backed human trafficking”.

Just yesterday an eighth person died attempting to cross into Poland in what has become the new frontline for desperate migrants trying to make it illegally into Europe.

Thousands of people who have been allowed to fly into Belarus from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have crossed into EU countries in the last few months.