The European Commission on February 21 said it has allocated 17.5 million Euro (USD 22.9 million) in aid to help victims of the ongoing crisis in Chechnya. The money will go to displaced people and refugees in the northern Caucasus republics Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and to Chechen refugees in neighbouring Azerbaijan and Georgia, the commission said. EU funds would be used to provide housing, jobs, health care, water and sanitation. Money will also be spent on mine-risk education and on ...

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