On the new EU humanitarian aid fund for refugees

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Refugees and migrants disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus coming from the island of Lesvos, Greece, 10 February 2016.

On the new EU humanitarian aid fund for refugees


On 2 March 2016, the European Commission announced a new plan to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees within the European Union. This will allow the EU to provide emergency financial support for “urgently needed life-saving and humanitarian relief operations”. The plan foresees that some €700 million will be committed over the next three years in order to address humanitarian needs in Europe, particularly in EU countries along the Western Balkans route. While, reportedly, the funds will n...


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