Chilled and exhausted – no food, drink or strength to go on. This was the condition of the Syrians, who were found by volunteers in the forest on Sunday morning, a few hundred meters from the state of emergency. The group of refugees included, among others, a grandmother with a two-year-old granddaughter. – These people are brought to us at the SOR, extremely cold, exhausted. We wash them, feed them, water them, give them clean, dry clothes. They thank us, they kiss our hands, they shout “help” – says the doctor in the report “The Border of Life and Death” by the reporter “Black on White” Katarzyna Lazzeri.
On Sunday morning, in the forest near the village of Szymki in Podlasie and a few hundred meters from the closed zone, volunteers found three Syrian refugees: a 48-year-old woman, a 30-year-old man and a two-year-old girl.
A doctor from one of the nearby hospitals tells about the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border in the report “The Border of Life and Death”. When asked what images she has seen since last month, she says that this is the image of “children screaming ‘mama’ when their mother cannot speak because she is extremely exhausted, hungry and cold.” – I see guards who say to me: “Please tell them to put on wet, jammed clothes, because we will take them to the forest anyway.” When I tell such a guard that it is inhuman, he says: “I know it, you know it, my supervisor does not” – says the doctor.
– These people are brought to us at the SOR, extremely cold, exhausted. We wash them, feed them, water them, give them clean, dry clothes. They thank us, kiss our hands, shout “help” – says the doctor. – We leave them in the hospital for a few days so that they can stabilize. These people are asking for help, for life – he adds.
The doctor talks about the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border
– I have seen various situations, but I have not seen such a humanitarian tragedy. Exhausted people in forests, hungry and cold. They sit in the woods and ask for help – says the doctor of emergency medicine and family medicine. – These are our forests, where we pick mushrooms, where we go for walks, and now people are dying there – he adds.
– These are people, they are not animals. It affects each of us very deeply – says the doctor. She emphasizes that in her career she has had to declare her death many times, she has seen many accidents. – But it doesn’t move like that. An accident, a random event, someone was driving too fast, someone drove someone’s car, it happens, but here we can help and they are waiting for death – he says.
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