In the forested border areas between Lithuania and Belarus, asylum seekers and migrants, including families with young children, are being subjected to repeated pushbacks with little to no access to basic needs or fair asylum procedures. In this testimony, a mother (unnamed for privacy) tells of her family’s experience being pushed back and forth […]
Vulnerable migrants and people seeking asylum who are held in prolonged detention in Lithuania are consequently experiencing an alarming deterioration in their mental health. The Lithuanian authorities’ flawed migration practices and legal processes are further discriminating against certain nationalities, and contributing to the continued detention of these people, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors […]
More than 2,500 asylum seekers and migrants are still detained in inhumane conditions in Lithuania, nine months after they crossed the border from Belarus. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is extremely concerned about the impact of prolonged detention on asylum seekers’ and migrants’ mental health and calls on Lithuanian authorities to end arbitrary detention […]
MSF has withdrawn its team after being repeatedly blocked by Polish authorities from accessing the forested border region.