Western Balkans route - Refugee Crisis - ECHO Daily Map│18/09/2015

Western Balkans route ECHO contribution

• The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) activated by Hungary (11 September) requesting shelters (252), beddings (1000) and blankets (3000); as 17 September 15, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland and Slovenia had responded with items requested, including the totality of the shelter requirements.

• ECHO is releasing €1.5 million in humanitarian funding to assist refugees and migrants in Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The aid will support humanitarian partners in helping with the provision of basic emergency services (water, hygiene, health care, winterization and basic protection).

• ECHO has granted over €90,000 in EU humanitarian assistance to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (on 31/07) and €150,000 to Serbia (on 20/08). The funding went directly to the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the actions will be implemented by the national Red Cross Societies of the two countries .