Red Cross set to collect over $10 mil for migrants in Belarus

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have announced a campaign to collect 9.5 million Swiss francs (about $10.3 million) to help migrants on Belarus and the European Union border. Director of the European regional office of the organization Birgitte Bischoff Ebbesen wrote about it on Twitter.

“The appeal was launched this week. As soon as we raise this amount, help will be provided to the BRCS. We have already transferred some amount that is part of this international support – 266,000 euros,” said John Entwistle, head of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Russia and Belarus.

On Friday, November 26, during a visit to the camp in Bruzgi, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that Belarus has already spent $12.6 million on migrants.

According to Dzmitry Shautsou, director-general of the Belarusian Red Cross Society, daily expenses for food alone amount to about 10 thousand euros.