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Balkans seeking around $700 million for refugees

Balkans seeking around $700 million for refugees

Balkan countries are seeking over (EURO)500 million ($688 million) to resolve the problems of tens of thousands of refugees still remaining from the wars of the 1990s.
Officials from Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro say they are planning a donors' conference next year to raise the money.
The officials agreed Monday on a five-year plan to close down all migrant centers and provide housing for some 74,000 people. The U.N., U.S. and EU officials have pledged support for the project.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Robinson says "it is time to bring the reality of the displacement in the western Balkans to an end."
Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced in a series of ethnic conflict that followed the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.


Updated : 2020-12-04 03:59 GMT+08:00