Community of Conscience Publishes Statement on Helping Refugees
The Community of Conscience – A Coalition of Mutual Respect is an intercommunity group initiated by AJC Central Europe in Poland. Its twelve members are prominent religious and ethnic community leaders.
The recently-published statement addressed the humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, where several dozen people who are refugees from the Middle East, suffer from hunger, cold, and indifference. The statement speaks up in support of the refugees, calling on Polish authorities to provide humanitarian aid.
For several days we have been witnessing a crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, where several dozen people, refugees from the Middle East, suffer from hunger, cold and indifference. We cannot look at their suffering with sadness and powerlessness only. Motivated by feelings of human solidarity, we call on the competent Polish authorities to immediately provide the refugees stranded in the border area with the necessary humanitarian aid: provide them with hot meals, drinks, medicines, and medical assistance. It is our human responsibility to those in need – regardless of their current and future legal status.
– the statement reads.