Perspective: Belarus Migrant Crisis

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on Belarus Migrant Crisis. The situation at Europe’s eastern border with Belarus has been in focus for quite some time now. Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East have flocked to Belarus to try to enter Europe through neighboring EU member states Poland, Latvia or Lithuania. The European Commission has accused Belarus of luring migrants to Minsk with the false promise of easy entry to the EU. Belarus, which denies fomenting the crisis, cleared a migrant camp near the border last week and started to repatriate some people to Iraq. Polish Prime Minister who visited Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia to discuss the situation has said the migrant crisis is far from over. Both Poland and Lithuania have said that they have found evidence on migrants they intercepted which shows how Belarusian authorities helped them arrange their journeys to the border. What are the reasons behind this migrant crisis and how can it be diffused?

1. Alwyn Didar Singh, Author & Former Civil Servant
2. Gulshan Sachdeva, Professor, Centre for European Studies, JNU

Anchor: Vishal Dahiya

Producer: Amit Srivastav, Sagheer Ahmad

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