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EU allocates €36.7 million to Lithuania for struggle against illicit migration

Source : 112 Ukraine

The funds are allocated amid the tense situation at the Lithuanian-Belarusian border
11:24, 12 August 2021

Lithuanian border guard on the Belarus frontier
DW.com

The EU will allocate €36.7 million of urgent age from Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) amid the tense situation at the Lithuanian-Belarusian border as DW reported.

The funds will aim for maintenance of the centers for illicit migrants, quarantine rooms, medical aid, food and clothes, as well as financing special brigades for identification of possible victims of human trafficking and detection of people who need help.

Related: Protests near Lithuanian government: 26 people detained; 15 police officers injured

The border guards of Lithuania detained over 2,000 illegal migrants at the border with Belarus in 2021. On July 2, the Lithuanian government declared a nation-wide state of emergency due to increase in the flow of illegal migrants from Belarus. On July 7, the Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Simonyte announced that a wall would be erected on the border with Belarus.

Poland and Lithuania urged the EU countries to increase the support of Lithuania amid the crisis with migrants and extend sanctions against Belarus.

 

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