Stranded-Refugees, about 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to northern Europe, have been stranded in Greece since European countries closed their borders sometimes in March 2016.
The EU Commission has offered 245million US Dollars for emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to support and help all the stranded refugees mainly Syrians, Affghans and Iraqis in Greece to rent homes and pay for basics amenities of life with cash card for transportation, medical and feeding.
The supporting programme, announced with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations, UN refugee agency, will provide over 22,000 affordable rented homes in the mainland of Greece cities, towns and some 2000 other places on the islands across Greece.
The EU Commission disclosed that rented apartment by refugees in Greece will put rented homes by refugees living in Greece up to 30,000 by the end of the year.
In a statement by Christos Stylianides, the European Union’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, said “Our new funding is a game changer on how we deliver aid to improve people’s lives,” Christos Stylianides, the EU’s commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management.
“The aim of these new projects is to get refugees out of the camps and into everyday accommodation and help them have more secure and normal lives,” he said.
Accordingly, the aid will go to providing refugees living in Greece with a card with a set monthly cash allocation stipends to support and enable them pay for basic needs of life.