Fifth migrant dies at Poland-Belarus border as UN calls for more protection | Euronews

Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East, have crossed or attempted to cross the EU border from Belarus into Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland in recent months.

The EU has accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of encouraging migrants to illegally cross the borders in retaliation against Brussels sanctions on Minsk.

Poland has sent thousands of soldiers to the 400-kilometre-long border and built a long section of barbed wire fence, while also introducing a local state of emergency.

On Monday, border guards said they had recorded 3,500 successful and unsuccessful border crossings in August, with around 5,000 more attempts in September alone.

Source: Fifth migrant dies at Poland-Belarus border as UN calls for more protection | Euronews