Support for refugees on the Belarusian-Polish border

Poland 

Grupa Granica – updates on the situation at the border in Polish and English on twitter, a petition to urge that all support to refugees should be legal, and an option to donate

Fundacja Ocalenie – direct support at the border, for which it is possible to donate

Amnesty Polska petition to urge prime minister Morawiecki to provide support to refugees at the border 

No Borders Team – a grassroots activist group that posts updates on Facebook and Telegram and collects money to buy practical support items to support people in the border region. They are also asking for political solidarity actions around Europe

PCPM – are a group of medical workers that provide support at the border and accept donations

Ratujmy Ludzi na Granicy – A manifesto of Polish organisations active on the border or pushing politically for more support for refugees calling for support from society as well, including symbolic actions, such as putting a green light in the window

Forum Migracyjne – A support group for foreigners in Poland offers several concrete support options, including its search for interpreters and a request for political pressure in Poland 

Germany

Seebrücke Action kit and petition to urge European governments and other major actors to address the situation at the Belarusian border

Wir packen s an – Local initiative in Berlin-Brandenburg that sends support to the EU border regions and now also specifically accepts donations to bring the most needed items to the Polish border region

Netherlands

Amnesty Nederland – Send an e-mail to the Dutch minister of foreign affairs to take action to stop pushbacks and guarantee access to asylum procedures

VAJN and Migreat – organised a campaign urging people all over Europe to show symbolic support by shining a green light on 10 December

Europe

WeMove – Sign the petition to urge the European Commission to immediately send monitors and aid to the border

Reports and news (small selection)

Grupa Granica, Humanitarian crisis at the Polish-Belarusian, 6 December 2021,
border https://grupagranica.pl/files/Grupa-Granica-Report-Humanitarian-crisis-at-the-Polish-Belarusian-border.pdf

Human Rights Watch, Asylum Rights Thrown into a Frozen Ditch on Poland-Belarus Border, 3 December 2021, https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/12/03/asylum-rights-thrown-frozen-ditch-poland-belarus-border.

Human Rights Watch, Die here or go to Poland, 24 November 2021, https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/11/24/die-here-or-go-poland/belarus-and-polands-shared-responsibility-border-abuses.

Crisis group, Behind the frictions at the Belarus-Poland border, 22 November 2021, https://www.crisisgroup.org/europe-central-asia/eastern-europe/belarus/behind-frictions-belarus-poland-border

Pro Asyl, An der polnischen Grenze: »Eine Politik, die Menschen einfach sterben lässt«, 12 November 2021, https://www.proasyl.de/news/an-der-polnischen-grenze-eine-politik-die-menschen-einfach-sterben-laesst

Solidarity demonstration on 28 November 2021 in Amsterdam

Last updated 8 January 2021

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