Four-Year-Old Iraqi Girl Goes Missing Along Poland-Belarus Border

A four-year-old Iraqi girl went missing after being separated from her parents in an icy forest during a scuffle with Polish border guards, the humanitarian groups said. 

The incident occurred as thousands of people, including citizens from Iraq, stranded on the Belarus border, tried to enter Poland.

The humanitarian groups said Eileen, the Iraqi girl, was separated from her parents after they breached the border into Poland on Monday night.

“This girl is probably either already dead or will die very soon. The most dramatic thing is that if it was a Polish child, the whole country would be looking for her,” said Kasia Kosciesza from Families without Borders, a charity group.

But the Polish Border Guard Spokeswoman, Anna Michalska said service personnel started searching for the girl as soon as they received the information she was missing.

We also searched from the air using helicopters, but we found no one,” Michalska said, adding extra patrols were directed to the area where the girl was supposed to be.

There are around 4,000 migrants, mostly Iraqi Kurds but also citizens of other Middle Eastern countries, who have been stuck on the Belarus-Poland border for weeks attempting to cross into Europe.


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