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Thursday, February 19, 2015

[Cyprus] Cyprus Mail - Cyprus to receive €1m in emergency EU funding to assist with Syrian arrivals

19 February 2015

The European Commission said on Thursday it had granted nearly €1 million in additional emergency funding to Cyprus to address the mass arrival of Syrian nationals
The exact amount €0.98 million  – would come from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to support the country in providing accommodation, every day basic needs and medical care to the almost 400 Syrian nationals rescued in Cyprus’ territorial waters in September last year.
Funding will be provided for a period of four months and measures will focus on their initial screening, provision of food and other basic needs, vehicle rental for their transportation, healthcare, interpretation and psycho-social support, a statement from the Commission said.
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