Polish NGO rescues Syrian migrants who border met Belarus crossed

TOPCZYKALY, Poland, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – A Polish NGO rescued two Syrian migrants too late on Sunday, after the brothers crossed the border from Belarus and made it about 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) in Polish territory.

thousands of migrants have traveled to Belarus in the hope of crossing into the European Union (EU), only to get stuck on the border in freezing conditions.

Reuters witnesses said brothers Kader, 39, and Loas, 41, from Homs, were nearly unconscious and too tired to speak when medics arrived to help they in near the village of Topczykaly. the last name of the two brothers has not been released.

Kader, 39, a Syrian migrant from Homs, is rescued by medical personnel during the migrant crisis at the Belarusian-Polish border, near Topczykaly, Poland, Nov. 14, 2021. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

“We found two men in the woods, and they are in a real bad state, and they couldn’t communicate with us’, says Agata Kolodziej of the Polish charity Ocalenie Foundation.

“We Couldn’t Really Get One” information out of them, except for their names, so we decided to call an ambulance.”

The ambulance and the Polish police arrived shortly afterwards. Kolodziej said to the brothers, who had spent four days in the forest, were taken to hospital.

Polish Police said: on Saturday the body of An young Syrian man had been found near the border. Have at least eight migrants already died and the fears grow for the safety of others like harsh winter conditions set in.

Report by Leon Malherbe, Yara Abi-Nader and Kacper Pempel, written by Alan Charlish; edit by Diane Craft

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