Izabela Wagner, Tomek Kitlinski, Angus Reid: “Slow Agony of Europe Afghan Refugees Trapped at Borders”, Democracy Seminar, September 2021

Thirty-two Afghan refugees have been trapped at gunpoint for six weeks now at the Polish border with neither clean water nor access to a doctor. Moreover,  Poland’s far-right government has introduced a state of emergency at the border in order to eradicate any chance of contact between the refugees and civil society. This stalemate is now killing those that have been marooned: to date, 6 people have died. Despite government prohibition, a spontaneously organized and clandestine network of activists try to provide fundamental help.

Analysis:  https://democracyseminar.newschool.org/essays/slow-agony-of-europe/