Published on February 7th, 2017 | by Elpida Tsiaka0
Commission: €3.9 million to Greece to help improve reception conditions on the Greek islands
The European Commission has awarded an additional €3.9 million in emergency funding to Greece under the Internal Security Fund (ISF) to help improve reception conditions for migrants on the Greek islands. This is to further support EU financed actions carried out by the Ministry of Defence to provide catering, accommodation and transportation to the migrants on the islands, also in support of emergency accommodation solutions, such as temporary accommodation in ships. With this award, the overall amount of emergency assistance from the Home Affairs Funds made available for Greece since 2015 amounts to €356.8 million. This emergency funding comes on top of the €509 million allocated to Greece under the national programmes for 2014-2020. In total, the Commission has made available over €1 billion in support for Greece since 2015 to support the country with migration and border management.
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