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Poland's Oramics Collective Reveals New Charity Compilation
Christian Eede , October 4th, 2021 21:51

'Cut The Wire' – featuring music by Loraine James, Octo Octa and more – aims to highlight the refugee crisis at the Polish-Belarusian border

Poland's Oramics collective is releasing a new charity compilation, titled Cut The Wire.

The collective has pulled together the release as a means of highlighting the developing humanitarian crisis at the Polish-Belarusian border, with people from the Middle East, South Asia, and Northern and Central Africa crossing the external European Union border in the hope of finding refuge.

Explaining the developing crisis, Oramics said: "Polish border troops are facilitating a process which is both nationally and internationally recognised as illegal, the so-called pushbacks. This brutal practice pushes the refugees from Polish territory back under the gunpoint of Belarusian border patrol who then use the same tactic and push the people back onto the Polish side. Consequently, the exhausted migrants are repeatedly chased away from one side to the other.

"Polish border patrol keeps ignoring the refugees' repeated declarations telling them that they want to seek international protection in Poland. It breaches the law, according to which the border patrol should accept the application for protection and start adequate procedures and not keep these people outdoors for weeks. The temperatures in Eastern Poland are dropping day by day, which will cause more deaths by hypothermia, starvation, and exhaustion."

The compilation takes in new tracks from Loraine James, Octo Octa, Oramics collective member Avtomat, and a whole host of others. All proceeds from the sale of the release will go to Fundacja Ocalenie (Rescue Foundation), a charity that is currently helping migrants on the front line, and working to facilitate easier access to a new life for migrants wherever they may settle.

The compilation is available to purchase via Oramics' Bandcamp page.