#Migration – Commission provides €24.1 million to the #InternationalOrganizationForMigration to provide support, help and education for migrant children in Greece

| October 12, 2018

The European Commission has awarded €24.1 million in emergency assistance under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to support Greece in responding to migratory challenges. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will receive the funding to help ensure that migrant children can be immediately placed in a protective environment and receive education.

It will notably support child-adequate accommodation, medical and psychological support, interpretation and cultural mediation as well as food provision for up to 1,200 unaccompanied minors in the Greek islands and in the mainland and facilitate formal education by providing transport and school kits.

In addition, the funding will help assist migrants registered for assisted voluntary return and reintegration programmes. The funding decision comes on top of more than €1.6 billion of funding support awarded by the Commission since 2015 to address migration challenges in Greece. Under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF), Greece has now been awarded €482.2m in emergency funding, in addition to €561m already awarded under these funds for the Greek national programme 2014-2020.

You can find a factsheet with detailed information on EU financial support to Greece here

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