EU gives further 47 mln euro to Turkey to deal with refugee crisis

BRUSSELS, May 26 (KUNA) — The European Commission announced Thursday another 47 million euro for Turkey under the Facility for Refugees deal with the EU to stem the flow of refugees to Europe.
From the amount, 20 million euro will go to enhance the capacity of the Turkish Coast Guard to carry out search and rescue operations for refugees.
The remaining 27 million euro will fund educational infrastructure and social support for Syrian refugees, said the EU’s executive body in a statement.
This brings the total amount given by the EU to address the immediate needs of refugees and host communities in Turkey so far to almost 240 million euro.
The Facility for Refugees in Turkey was established by the European Commission to in order to deliver support to Syrians under temporary protection and host communities in Turkey. Under the Facility, the EU is committed to provide an initial 3 billion euro to help refugees in Turkey. (end) nk.nfm

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