While Belarus manufactured the refugee crisis situation, Poland shares responsibility for the acute suffering in the border area, the Human Rights Watch said.
Making its way through parliament, the new Nationality and Borders Bill is likely to deter modern slavery victims from coming forward and make life easier for traffickers, critics say
They gathered in the eastern town of Hajnowka, where they chanted "the forest is not a place for people".
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko who was blamed for the border crisis denies the claims criticising the EU for not taking migrants and refugees into their countries.
Data analysis by the Refugee Council contradicts claims by the UK government that most people crossing the English Channel are ‘economic migrants’.
The current escalations at the border are not the result of migrating asylum seekers or the actions of smugglers, but rather the political decisions of Belarus, Poland, and the EU.
With southern land and sea borders increasingly dangerous for migrants and refugees, many decided to fly to Belarus — and found themselves trapped in a cruel game.
The Interior Ministry said work on the wall will begin late in December and finish in the first half of 2022 as thousands of migrants and refugees attempt to cross the border from Belarus.
The soaring tensions over migrants have added to strains between the two countries on fishing right.
Calling for a de-escalation, aid agencies say that at least 10 migrants have died on the Poland-Belarus border so far as temperatures drop below freezing.
The boat carrying the African migrants had been drifting for about a week in the Atlantic about 40 miles to the south of Gran Canaria, officials say.
Demonstrators also stood in solidarity with activists on hunger strike who are protesting the plight of migrants and refugees and the systemic harassment they face on a daily basis.
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