Poland is to contribute €50m to help refugees integrate with local communities and for other forms of aid in countries including Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria, Albania and Serbia.
The money will be allocated to the European Investment Bank’s Economic Resilience Initiative.
According to the bank, this initiative is an effort which “aims at rapidly mobilising additional financing in support of the capacity of economies in the Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans regions to absorb and respond to crises and shocks, such as the Syrian refugee crisis, while maintaining strong growth.”
As reported by Radio Poland, Warsaw is the largest donor so far to the initiative.
Meanwhile, Poland has yet to accept any refugees as part of the European Union’s programme to relocate migrants fleeing the war-torn Middle East and Africa from camps in Italy and Greece.