Crisis on the Polish border
We’re currently fundraising to help thousands of refugees who are trapped on the Polish border – as temperatures plummet the crisis is deepening and people are dying.
The right-wing Belarus government sold tickets to refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East and Africa, promising them entry to the EU. It then bussed them to the Polish border and shoved them through, often violently. But right-wing Polish authorities imposed a state of emergency that allows them to ignore asylum requests, sent thousands of armed guards to the border to push refugees back and started to build a Trump-style border wall. The state of emergency also means Poland set up a 3km exclusion zone and won’t let supplies or medical aid though. As a result, children, women and men are stuck without food or shelter – they can’t travel forward into Poland and Belarus won’t let them travel back. So far, official reports say at least eight people have died, but it’s feared the true figure is far higher.
How Can We Help?
All About Change is in touch with local people on the frontline of the Polish border. Although it’s widely publicised that large NGOs and charities can’t get aid through to refugees, local charities and many people living inside the exclusion zone, are doing everything they can to help. This is where you come in as through them – with your support – we can get help and supplies directly to the refugees. All the money we raise will buy food, medical supplies, warm clothes and shelter for people trapped there. As politicians bicker, people are dying. Your help and generosity is the one lifeline that we can offer to thousands of refugees trapped in this limbo of hell.