Financial support for UNICEF

November 10, 2015

Hat: UNICEF benefits from a 2 million euro EU grant for the purpose of childcare in the western balkans.

Funding Scheme: 2015-11-10

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Amorce:

The European Commission unlocks 2 million euro for UNICEF for humanitarian aid to refugees and especially children in the western balkans.

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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. 

This funding follows joint steps by the Commission and the UNHCR to implement the commitments agreed at the Leaders’ Meeting on the Western Balkans Migration Route and the 17-point action plan. 

Since January 2015, over 322,000 migrants are estimated to have crossed the Western Balkans, the vast majority through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. 

Url description: European Commission

Url: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6028_en.htm