Greece Requests Financial, Humanitarian Aid from EU to Tackle Refugee Influx
Tuesday, 08 September 2015
Greece submitted a request to the European Union to activate its EU Civil Protection Mechanism and provide additional financial aid, so as to help the country deal with the massive influx of refugees and migrants on its islands, the Interior ministry said on Monday.
The request, provided by the First Reception Service, details its needs in staff, medical and pharmaceutical supplies, clothes, equipment for living and work spaces, electrical appliances and linens.
"The satisfaction of the said request is expected to be of critical importance to the work of the First Reception Service which, under current conditions, is extremely difficult," the Service said.