Piotr Malecki/Panos Pictures

Michalow, Podlasie region, Poland

Volunteers from Warsaw and Wroclaw arrive at the Belarusian border with blankets and supplies to help the migrants. Donated supplies are stored at the local fire brigade building.

Thousands of migrants attempted to cross into Europe along the Poland Belarus border in the autumn of 2021. By the last week of October six migrants had died stuck between the two countries. Poland, backed by the European Union, is on the frontline of what is perceived to be a campaign by Belarus to encourage illegal migration as an attack on the EU and as a retaliation for sanctions imposed after the crackdown on anti government protests in 2020 and early 2021.

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Piotr Malecki/Panos Pictures
Michalow, Podlasie region
not available in Poland
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6207 x 4480 pixels
52.55 x 37.93 cm (300 dpi)
20.69 x 14.93 inch (300 dpi)
8.9 MB size on disk
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