China News Agency, Brussels, November 17 (Reporter De Yongjian) The European Union announced on the 17th that it will provide emergency humanitarian assistance to refugees stranded in the border area between Belarus and Poland, including the distribution of relief supplies to refugees through the Belarusian Red Cross.

  According to the announcement issued by the European Commission on the same day, the European Union has allocated 200,000 euros of humanitarian funds to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Belarusian Red Cross. Rescue operations, such as distributing urgently needed supplies such as food, personal hygiene products, blankets, and family emergency kits to stranded refugees.

  The announcement stated that the European Union has also raised another 500,000 euros in humanitarian funds, and is currently contacting partners, preparing to implement the use of funds through humanitarian organizations, and increase assistance to refugees stranded on the border between Belarus and Poland.

  The European Commission’s Crisis Management Commissioner Lenarcic stated in the announcement that the EU calls on Belarus and Poland to continue to open humanitarian relief channels and allow humanitarian organizations to provide emergency assistance to stranded refugees; if the relief channels are further opened in the future, the EU is ready at any time. Additional aid funds will be added to meet the basic needs of stranded refugees.

  Earlier, according to the Belarusian News Agency, on November 12, with the participation of Belarusian Red Cross and Belarusian social enterprise organizations, more than ten tons of relief supplies including bread, milk, drinking water, personal hygiene products, and warm clothing were transported. To the refugees on the border between Belarus and Poland; on the 13th, President Lukashenko of Belarus ordered tents to be set up at the refugees and relief supplies were distributed to the refugees.

  According to statistics from Poland, there are currently about 3000 to 4000 refugees stranded on the side of the Belarusian border. Due to the cold winter, stranded refugees lack food, drinking water, winter supplies and other daily necessities. Their situation is very difficult. Many refugees have been reported. Death. In response, Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a statement, expressing shock at the "desperate situation" of a large number of refugees and immigrants, and urged the governments of Belarus and Poland to resolve this "intolerable" crisis without delay.