A group of about 30 migrants, including 16 children, was found by activists in the vicinity of Białowieża during the night from Wednesday to Thursday. They want asylum in Poland. In an interview with a TVN24 reporter, migrants said that they had been in Poland for a week. In the morning, the Border Guard took them towards Białowieża and Hajnówka.
A group of migrants was found by activists outside the state of emergency in the vicinity of Białowieża. Among them there were 16 children, a woman in advanced pregnancy and a man with a disability. The youngest child is one year old. TVN24 reporter Sylwia Piestrzyńska was on the spot at night. The migrants said they had been in Poland for seven days. – We don’t have water or food – said one of the migrants.
– These are five families who are from Iraq. All these families very clearly said several times that they wanted asylum in Poland. These are people who have been wandering in the forest for several days. There is also a pregnant woman and an older man. These are people who really need our support. They really need it to launch an asylum procedure for them – said TVN24 activist.
– Let the Polish government hear our voices. Voices of children, men, women. All of them. We want to stay here – said one of the migrants interviewed by a TVN24 reporter. – I want a better life. Peaceful life. Without any religion. I am just human, emphasized one of the men.
TVN24 reporter Mateusz Grzymkowski reported that on Thursday at around 5 a.m. a group of migrants was taken by the Border Guard towards Białowieża and Hajnówka.
Main photo source: TVN24