The Massini family from Syria are comforted by an activist while awaiting transport in the forest near the east Polish town of Kleszczele in October. Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East have crossed or tried to cross from Belarus since the summer. Photo: AFP
The Massini family from Syria are comforted by an activist while awaiting transport in the forest near the east Polish town of Kleszczele in October. Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East have crossed or tried to cross from Belarus since the summer. Photo: AFP
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UN human rights boss says Poland-Belarus border migrant crisis ‘intolerable’; Russia blames EU

  • Michelle Bachelet urges de-escalation; German chancellor Angela Merkel asks Putin to press Belarus on ‘inhumane instrumentalisation of migrants’
  • Thousands of people trapped in freezing weather at the border, where presence of troops from both sides has raised fears of a confrontation

The Massini family from Syria are comforted by an activist while awaiting transport in the forest near the east Polish town of Kleszczele in October. Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East have crossed or tried to cross from Belarus since the summer. Photo: AFP
The Massini family from Syria are comforted by an activist while awaiting transport in the forest near the east Polish town of Kleszczele in October. Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East have crossed or tried to cross from Belarus since the summer. Photo: AFP
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