The US Department of State announced on Thursday that it will send $500,000 to Greece to assist the country’s efforts to safeguard the refugee population from a potential coronavirus outbreak.
”$500,000 in MRA humanitarian assistance will support COVID-19 response efforts for migrants and refugees in Greece,” a State Department announcement noted.
”This new assistance builds upon a foundation of U.S. support for Greece, which totals more than $202 million in total U.S. assistance over the last 20 years, including nearly $1.8 million in health assistance.”
US announces $500,000 in humanitarian assistance to support COVID-19 response efforts for migrants and refugees in Greece, as I discussed this week with Minister @GKoumoutsakos The US will stand by Greece as we together face this global crisis. https://t.co/anyxnWUoZc
— Geoffrey Pyatt (@USAmbPyatt) April 17, 2020
US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt noted that this pandemic is a global crisis, which ”we face together.”
Greece has already announced a series of curfew measures on refugee and migrant camps, which aim to prevent a potentially disastrous outbreak of the coronavirus in these facilities.