Bulgaria Gets International Aid to Cope with Syrian Refugees Wave
The international community will secure technical assistance enabling Bulgaria to provide accommodations for the increased number of Syrian refugees reaching the country.
The assurance was given by Montserrat Vihé, UN Refugee Agency /UNHCR/ Representative, during a a joint meeting with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.
Vihe stressed that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees will help Bulgaria solve the problem with the influx of Syrian asylum-seekers entering the country.
The UNHCR Representative stated that the European Commission would also assist Bulgaria in seeking ways to provide shelters for the Syrian refugees, being aware of the limited resources the country has.
“It is clear that the capacity of the country to take care of the influx of refugees is limited and that the conditions under which the Syrian nationals live now aren’t good.
These people have fled their homeland because there is a war, a conflict and pain, because they need security. These are people, parents, children who have seen how their closest people die and how their homes perish; that is why they have come to Bulgaria, to find security”, stated Montserrat Vihé.
Bulgaria is undertaking measures to accommodate all potential refugees that might arrive from Syria seeking shelters from the devastating civil war conflict
Bulgaria, which shares a border with Turkey, may have to provide shelter for as many as 10,000 Syrians by the end of the year.
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