A group of Yemeni and Palestinians on the move
MSF teams in Poland respond to the arrival of refugees, including those who arrived at the Belarus border in late 2021 and now following war in Ukraine.

We are currently scaling up our response to the needs of people arriving in large numbers from Ukraine, after Russian attacks on the country started in late February 2022.

Between October 2021 and early January 2022, MSF tried to provide assistance to people arriving from Belarus. However, despite small assistance provided to local organisations, we were forced to leave following refusal from the authorities to access the border area.

 
Wire fence on the Polish-Belarusian Border
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Poland-Belarus border crisis: “We don’t want people to die in the forest”

Voices from the Field 3 Feb 2022
 
Forest in Podlaskie region
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

MSF leaves Polish border after being blocked from assisting people

Press Release 6 Jan 2022
 
Iraqi father holding child at Polish border
Belarus

8 things to know about the EU/Belarus border crisis

Project Update 31 Dec 2021