Immigration: EU grants Cyprus 0,98 mln euro for refugees aid

20 February, 09:09

    (ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, FEBRUARY 20 - The European Commission has granted Cyprus funds of 0,98 million euro from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund to address the daily needs and health care of 400 Syrian citizens who were rescued by the Cypriot authorities in rough seas 55 nautical miles south of the coastal city of Paphos, on 25 September 2014. The funding, as Famagusta Gazette online reports, will be granted in a period of four months. The general objective of the Fund is to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and to the implementation, strengthening and development of the common policy on asylum, subsidiary protection and temporary protection and the common immigration policy, while fully respecting the rights and principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. (ANSAmed).

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