Western Balkans Migration Route: European Commission supports UNICEF with an additional €2 million for childcare
EU News 325/2015
Brussels, 10 November 2015
Western Balkans: EU supports UNICEF for the refugee crisis
The European Commission today unlocks additional financial support for UNICEF, providing €2 million to assist 170 000 infants, children and mothers with 24/7 operational child friendly spaces in which families can rest, receive first aid and essentials for the winter months such as clothes and blankets.
In 2015, the Commission is providing humanitarian aid amounting to over €8.74 million in the Western Balkans.
The funding is part of the €17 million aid package announced in early October to help Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with the refugee influx.
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