Migrants in Greece to be handed cash in envelopes to “maintain their dignity”

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Via Daily Mail: Migrants in Greece are set to be handed envelopes of cash under a £550million EU disaster fund announced yesterday.

Brussels officials said despite the obvious dangers of giving taxpayers’ money directly to those in refugee camps to spend as they wish it would help them ‘maintain their dignity’.

The EU aid plan – the first of its kind to provide humanitarian relief inside the continent – will be used to help charities provide essentials such as medicines, blankets and food.

But Christos Stylianides, the Commissioner in charge of humanitarian aid, said he believed migrants should also have the option of buying things themselves rather than being forced to queue up for aid drop-offs.

His suggestion comes despite internal European Commission documents warning about ‘corruption and security risks’ when providing humanitarian assistance in cash.

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