Repatriation of Iraqis Stranded at the Belarus-Poland Border Continue
Iraq is working to retrieve 800 migrants stranded at the Belarus-Poland border.
Iraq announced two new flights, on Friday and Saturday, to repatriate more than 800 migrants stranded on the Belarus-Poland border, after 3 similar flights during which hundreds of Iraqis, mostly Kurds, were returned.
A statement quoted the Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson, Ahmad al-Sahaf, as saying that a fourth flight is scheduled this evening (431) and another flight is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, carrying 430 migrants.
Since the evacuation operations began on November 18, Iraq has succeeded in repatriating more than a thousand migrants, most of whom are Kurds.
On November 18, a total of 431 migrants returned on an Iraqi Airways flight from Minsk. The plane stopped first in Irbil before flying on to Baghdad.
It is worth noting that the crisis began during the summer, with thousands of immigrants who spent money and made great efforts to escape misery in their countries, gathering at the Belarus-Poland border in the hope of reaching Western European countries. Thousands of them, including Iraqi Kurds, are still stuck in the area.
Polish media estimated that at least 12 people have died on both sides of the border.