Three similar operations allowed the return of several hundred of them, mainly Kurds.
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Iraq announced two new flights, Friday November 26 and Saturday November 27, to repatriate more than 800 Iraqi migrants stranded on the border between Belarus and Poland, after three similar operations which allowed the return of several hundred of them, mostly Kurds.
A fourth flight will take place Friday evening and will carry 431 people while a fifth plane will carry 430 people on Saturday, according to a statement the Iraqi foreign spokesperson. More than a thousand migrants have already been repatriated since the start of these operations on November 18.
Since the start of the crisis this summer, thousands of people have gathered on the border of Belarus and Poland, spending all their savings and going into debt in an attempt to escape the misery in their country and join Western Europe. . Thousands of them, including Iraqi Kurds, are still stranded. The West accuses Belarus of artificially creating the crisis by issuing visas in revenge for Western sanctions. Minsk denied this accusation, criticizing the European Union for not welcoming migrants.