Two Jamaican students in Ukraine fall ill on walk to Poland

Jamaican students Ukraine Poland

Two Jamaican students on a 20-kilometre walk in cold temperatures from L’viv, Ukraine to Poland have fallen ill.

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says one is now receiving medical care in an ambulance.

The students were forced to walk after the bus transporting them to the Polish border was blocked by angry people.

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According to the minister, the students were given a choice to go back towards L’viv or to walk the journey and they decided to walk.

Currently, thousands of Ukrainians are travelling to the Polish border in nearly freezing temperatures to escape the deadly military invasion by Russia.

Yesterday, 23 of the 28 Jamaican students in Ukraine arrived in L’viv.

Another arrived this morning.

Johnson Smith says Jamaica’s charge d’affaires Deniese Sealey and others are at the Polish border to receive the Jamaican students.

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She says they also have a heated bus to accommodate them.

Ukraine Crisis | Two Jamaican students fall ill on long walk to Poland  Jamaica Gleaner

The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reverberated throughout the world; and no region has been left unaffected. Right here in the Caribbean, parents and the families of students have shared their concerns about the wellbeing of their loved ones fleeing Ukraine.

As earlier covered on Site Nestor, this was the reaction of a concerned mother to news of her son’s journey from Ukraine to Poland amid the fighting: ““I just want this whole thing to be over now. I am stressed out… It is not like your child is in Jamaica and you just don’t know if she is OK. It is a whole other country, and every time you look on social media you see a next news that makes you worry 1,000 times more. I wouldn’t wish this feeling pon mi worst enemy,” Read more


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