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10 Jul 2018 description

Refugee and local children mingle at a UNHCR-funded project where they can take part in activities from kickboxing to ballet.

By Kate Bond in Minsk, Belarus | 10 July 2018

Svetlana clasps her hands together nervously and motions to a colleague to start the music. “Remember,” she calls to the six Afghan boys on stage. “Maintain your distance!”

04 Jun 2018 description

A Syrian chef and a Georgian restaurant owner believe their new partnership has all the ingredients of success.

By Kate Bond in Gomel, Belarus | 04 June 2018

Chef Imad Ahmad decided it was time to leave Syria when his café in the city of Daraa was flattened in the war.

“I wanted to save myself and my family because I knew everything was in vain,” he says. “My café was ruined. Flattened,” he says, with a sad shrug.

11 Aug 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

The flood of refugees coming to the EU through the Belarus city of Brest is growing. One can see them in trains between Belarus and Poland every day. Where are these people coming from, and what are they looking for?

By Ales Petrovich

06 Jul 2016 description

By RFE/RL's Belarus Service July 06, 2016

BREST, Belarus -- Every day, the train between the Belarusian city of Brest and the Polish border town of Terespol is packed. A train that usually comprises three or four cars now has eight.