“We have been in the woods for 15 days,” reports a Somali. “We haven’t eaten anything for four days, drank from puddles. We can’t go on. ”He almost drowned in one of the rivers the refugees had to swim through on their way west. Another from the group sank into the swamp and had to be pulled out of the silt by the others.
Polish refugee workers around MP Franek Sterczewski (33) discovered the group near the village of Maruszek. Activists have been roaming the border area for months, looking for those in need who have traveled from Afghanistan, Syria, Africa via Minsk airport and then by bus to the border to Poland, reports “Bild”.
These helpers try in vain to put new shoes on the migrants. But their feet are so swollen that no boot will fit them. They hobble barefoot to the ambulance to be taken care of, the report said.
Of course, there are also very different images of the EU’s external border. Immigrants throw stones at border guards, and fences are forcibly torn down. That comes from videos of the Polish border guards. The government in Warsaw is now reacting to the increased influx of refugees and has given the go-ahead for the construction of a fortified border system on the border with Belarus. President Andrzej Duda is expected to put the law into effect with his signature in the coming days.