The Netherlands to send humanitarian aid to Greece


The Netherlands will supply Greece with humanitarian aid to help deal with the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis, according to reports Wednesday.

The reports said the Netherlands, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, has decided to send nine mobile hospital units made up of two vehicles, tents, sleeping bags, blankets and medical supplies.

“We must all help the asylum seekers who have been stranded there and support the Greeks in their efforts,” Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders was quoted as saying.

On Wednesday, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides said that 300 million euros would be earmarked for this year and be used “where it is most needed,” alluding to Greece and the countries along the Balkan corridor that refugees use to move into the heartland of the 28-nation bloc.