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Need for strengthening human rights protection at external borders

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is deeply concerned about the worsening situation at the EU external borders with Belarus.

The instrumentalization of human beings for political goals is appalling. Recurring deaths at external borders are a grim reminder of the urgent need for fundamental rights compliant solutions.

The situation requires urgent actions to stop human suffering.  We welcome the European Commission’s efforts with the UN and its agencies to prevent a humanitarian crisis from unfolding and to restore a human rights protection.  FRA calls for upholding the obligations stemming from the existing EU and international law.