Idomeni: Uncertainty over the distribution of the EU refugee aid, humanitarian crisis grows larger

SIMELA PANTZARTZI

A refugee woman with a child cries after FYROM's officer denied her the permission to pass the borders from Greece to FYROM in the refugee camp in Idomeni, northern Greece, 03 March 2016. FYROM authorities on 03 March closed the Greek-FYROM buffer zone. The neighhouring countries authorities proceeded with this action when a group of refugees occupied the railway tracks. The crossing point was again open on 03 March and the flow of refugees continued slowly.

British media reported that the European Commissioner in charge of humanitarian aid Christos Stylianides suggested that some of the money maybe be handed in cash to the people in need


Uncertainty remains over how the €700 million of refugee aid should be distributed to have the best results for the tens of thousands of people who are now trapped at the Greek village of Idomeni which is located at the Greece-FYROM borders.

Greek news agency, ANA-MPA, reported that Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner in charge of humanitarian aid, said that the EU’s executive body will be working closely with the Greek government to pinpoint the needs of refugees and begin provid...


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