November 30, 2021

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Meet the 9-year-old boy who has two legs amputated, who lives in Belarus and is trying to enter the European Union with his family |  Globalism

Meet the 9-year-old boy who has two legs amputated, who lives in Belarus and is trying to enter the European Union with his family | Globalism

Taman is camping with his parents, 11-year-old brother and seven-month-old sister near the border fence as Polish security forces try to block the passage of migrants.

The foreigners staying at the site suffer from cold and hunger.

Sangar, Taman’s father, claims that the family has been at the site for 8 days. They left Iraq because of their son, who had both legs amputated. “I want to take my family to a country where our rights are protected,” Sangar said.

From Iraq, Sangar’s uncle, Jawamar, said the boy was born with a bone disease and that a hospital in Germany offered to help, but the family was unable to obtain a visa to travel. Doctors in Iraq decided to amputate Taman’s legs.

Guamar said the family traveled from Iraq to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, via Dubai.

The family arrived at the Belarusian-Polish border on November 8. The plan was to move to Poland and then to Germany.

Polish police use water jets against migrants at the Belarus border

Poland and other European countries accuse Belarus of encouraging migrants to try to enter the European Union illegally in retaliation for sanctions imposed on the Belarus government for human rights abuses.

Belarus blames the West for the humanitarian disaster unfolding on its Polish border.

At the border there are an estimated 4,000 migrants and many say the Belarusian authorities are not allowing them to return to Minsk, the country’s capital.

“The situation on the border between Poland and Belarus will not be resolved quickly. We have to prepare for months, even years,” Defense Minister Mariusz Blaschak said.

On Tuesday, Polish security forces used tear gas and water jets to disperse stone-throwing migrants trying to enter the territory of the European Union.

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