EU announces new emergency support to help refugees in Greece

BRUSSELS, April 2 (KUNA) — The European Commission announced Monday new funding of 180 million euro (USD 221 million) for aid projects in Greece, to help get refugees into urban accommodation and out of camps and provides them with regular cash assistance.

The funding comes as EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides met today with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens.

“Our humanitarian programmes for refugees in Greece are a clear and loud signal of European solidarity. We continue to deliver on our strong commitment to help refugees in Greece live more secure, normal and dignified lives, and facilitate their integration into the local economy and society” said Stylianides in a press release.

Overall, the European Commission has made available over 1.5 billion euro (USD 1.8 billion) of support for Greece to help manage the humanitarian situation, migration and the external borders, through various kinds of fundingm he noted. (end) nk.bs

Source: Kwait News Agency