EC Delegation to Assess Bulgaria's Refugee Situation
Representatives of the European Commission are to arrive Tuesday in Bulgaria in order to assess the condition of asylum seekers based in the country.
The assessment will be used in determining whether the country should receive expert of financial aid to deal with the ongoing refugee influx.
Bulgaria currently has the capacity to accommodate 5 000 refugees – a number that was exceeded last week.
A total of 1500 refugees based in Bulgaria are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, the Bulgarian Red Cross has alarmed.
Bulgaria, which shares a border with Turkey, is undertaking measures to accommodate all potential refugees that might arrive from Syria seeking shelters from the devastating civil war conflict. Bulgarian officials have said the country may have to provide shelter for as many as 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year.
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