EU approves migrant aid as tensions run higher

With tensions running high at refugee camps and centers around the country, the European Union has approved 83 million euros in financial assistance to Greece and 110 million euros to Turkey as part of the deal between Brussels and Ankara to stem the flow of migrants in Europe.

The aid to Greece will be provided to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and six international nongovernmental organizations, including Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

Christos Stylianides, the EU commissioner for humanitarian aid, who visited the Elaionas migrant center Tuesday, said the financial assistance will be given to NGOs working in close cooperation with the Greek government to "ensure that the aid will be provided in a well-coordinated manner to as many areas as possible."

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