EC to release EUR 13mn for refugees in Serbia and Macedonia

- The EU is to release further emergency humanitarian aid of EUR 13 million for refugees along the Western Balkans route.

Source: Tanjug

The support will principally go to refugees in Serbia and Macedonia, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

"Given the harsh winter conditions many refugees are facing along the Western Balkans route, this additional humanitarian aid will provide people in need with key essentials such as temporary shelter, food, health, water and sanitation," EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said.

With Thursday's announcement, total EU humanitarian aid to the Western Balkans amounts to EUR 21.74 million, the EC website said.

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