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Hundreds of Iraqis repatriated from Belarus amid border crisis

Al Jazeera, 19 Nov 2021
More than 400 Iraqis who wanted to enter the European Union through the Belarus-Poland border are being sent back to Iraq on a charter flight from Minsk.
The flight will first stop in Erbil and then later go on to Baghdad.
Thousands of refugees and migrants mostly from Iraq, Syria and Yemen, according to reports, have travelled to Belarus in recent months and are now embroiled in a humanitarian crisis as Poland refuses to let them in.
Critics say Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has encouraged the refugees and migrants to cross over into Poland from Belarus in retaliation for EU sanctions placed on his government.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Erbil, Iraq.

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