Τhe European Commission announced the granting of 83 million euros within the framework of the new emergency support mechanism, for the improvement of the living conditions of the refugees in Greece.
The financial assistance will be immediately granted to UNHCR, to the Red Cross and to six international NGOs. These partners will cooperate with Greek NGOs that are well aware of the prevailing condition in Greece.
European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides signed on Tuesday the first contracts in Athens “We must restore, as soon as possible, decent living conditions for the refugees and migrants in Europe. The financial assistance will be allocated to the humanitarian aid partners that are closely cooperating with the Greek government and the domestic NGOs in order to safeguard that the assistance will be offered through a coordinated and comprehensive way to reach as many as possible areas.” stated Stylianides.
The financial aid will cover healthcare, nutritional needs and construction of facilities to host refugees and special facilities for children.
Source: ANA MPA