ICYMI – Dramatic scenes at the border, from Belarus to JFK airport
Polish soldiers and police watch migrants at the Poland/Belarus border near Kuznica, Poland, in this photograph released by the Territorial Defence Forces, November 12, 2021. Irek Dorozanski/DWOT/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo
‘Belarus’s EU neighbors are demanding ‘concrete steps’ as the number of migrants trapped at the Belarus-Poland border increases and temperatures drop to freezing temperatures. The EU has already accused Belarus of luring migrants from war-torn countries like Syria and Afghanistan and sending them as ‘pawns’ to cross into Poland as a form of ‘hybrid-warfare.”
While tension rises on the EU’s borders, reunited families were able to breathe sighs of relief after the United States eased travel restrictions that have been imposed since early 2020. One young boy at Heathrow airport in London held up a sign reading ‘730 days missed u! Aunty Jill + Uncle Mark,’ an image that communicates the weight of the emotional journey of families who have been separated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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