Slovak government approves humanitarian and integration aid to refugees

Slovakia’s government approved the aid for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in relation to the current refugee and migration crisis on October 21.

This proposal was approved with some reservations and comments, concerning for example the question of health care, the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s state secretary Igor Slobodník told the SITA newswire. Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák added that his ministry had some reservations concerning cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, through Slovak NGOs.

The Government has already discussed the support for the activities of NGOs in terms of humanitarian and integration support for refugees – filed by initiators of the Plea for Humanity petition last week. However, the negotiations were then suspended.

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(Photo: Unicef/Tomislav Georgiev)