European Commission awards €9.3 million to support refugees in Greece

The European Commission has awarded an additional 9.3 million to UNCHR to provide targeted support to refugees and migrants in Greece. The grant, which will ensure continuity of services on the islands, covers activities including the provision of transportation, accommodation and auxiliary services to relocation candidates, protection and non-formal education for children (including support to a pilot guardianship network for unaccompanied minors), interpretation, core relief items and support for victims of sexual and gender-based violence and abuse. The overall amount of emergency funding allocated to the Greek authorities and international organisations operating in Greece now stands at 371.16 million, in addition to the 509.5 million allocated to Greece under the national programmes for the period 2014-2020.

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