UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following with concern the situation on the Belarus-Poland border, where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded in cold weather, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
The Secretary-General reiterates the importance of ensuring that migration and refugee issues are dealt with in accordance with humanitarian principles and international law. Such situations should not be used for political purposes and become a cause for tension between states, said spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
The spokesperson also referred to the remarks of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, who said she was appalled by the large number of migrants and refugees who continue to remain in a desperate situation in almost freezing temperatures. low at the border, and that governments in the region cannot afford to lose more lives.
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