Tales of how Belarus clears the way — and punishes ‘pawns’ sent back
No food, no water, no shelter: inside the migrant crisis. Belarus is at the centre of Europe’s migrant crisis, easing entry requirements for arrivals from the Middle East and using refugees as pawns in a dangerous game of international brinkmanship. It’s a cycle that has seen some people bouncing between the borders and sleeping in the bitter cold of the forest for weeks. As Poland declares a state of emergency, Loveday Morris discovers the terror of the asylum seekers trapped at the Poland-Belarus border.
From The Washington Post