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How Belarus is engineering a migrant crisis

Category: News & Politics
Duration: 00:26:19
Publish Date: 2021-11-17 04:00:49

Thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East, are stuck on the Belarus border with Poland, having arrived into the country with the promise of a safe route into the European Union. Instead, Polish authorities have guarded the border, leaving many stranded in makeshift camps and surviving freezing conditions. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been accused of engineering the crisis in retaliation to sanctions placed on Belarus earlier this year by the EU. How far are politicians willing to push the crisis and what will the human cost be? Reporting from Amanda Coakley and Tania Reut. Hosted by Sorcha Pollak

Produced by Declan Conlon, Jennifer Ryan and Suzanne Brennan

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