On Saturday, the border service in Latvia registered 48 individuals attempting to cross the border illegally, while Polish border officials reported reversing the entry of 142 foreigners on Friday.
Since January 2022, a total of 11,211 illegal migrants have been denied entry into Lithuania, with 2,191 incidents recorded this year alone. Since the beginning of the migration crisis caused by Belarus, Lithuanian border guards have prevented over 21,500 migrants from illegally entering the country.
These recent numbers indicate a concerning rise in unauthorized border crossings in both Latvia and Poland. The authorities in these countries remain vigilant in their efforts to manage and control the situation.
It is crucial to address the underlying causes of this increase in illegal migration and find effective solutions. Cooperation between countries, particularly with Belarus, is essential to address the root causes and prevent further escalation of the crisis.
Efforts should focus on improving border security, enhancing surveillance technology, and collaborating with international organizations to provide support and resources to manage the influx of migrants effectively.
Additionally, diplomatic efforts should be intensified to discourage human trafficking networks and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Furthermore, it is necessary to provide humanitarian assistance to those migrants who genuinely require international protection, ensuring their safety and well-being while their cases are assessed.
Overall, the situation calls for coordinated actions and cooperation to effectively manage the migration crisis and protect the security and interests of the countries involved.