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|Title:||EU announces additional emergency aid to help refugees in Serbia|
|Author:||[European Commission: DG Communication]|
|Series/Date:||Press Release IP/17/3730 (08.10.17)|
|Notes:||The European Commission announced on 8 October 2017 the allocation of an additional €4 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia to assist the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country.|
|Keywords:||Refugees | Asylum seekers | Illegal migrants - Immigrant | Refugee Crisis - Western Balkans route - Role of Serbia - Humanitarian aid | assistance|
|Subjects:||3.2.a - Asylum, refugees, external frontiers and immigration|
|Geographic Indicators:||European Union|
|Background and further information:
The announcement was made during a visit of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides to Serbia, where he assessed the humanitarian situation on the ground and discussed the EU's humanitarian support for refugees with government officials.
The new projects finance food distribution in reception centres, the protection of the most vulnerable affected populations in particular during the winter and education-related activities.
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