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EU members agree to offer additional aid to Syrian refugees to stop migration towards Europe


refugee crisis in Europe

European Union pledges 1 billion euros for the Syrian refugees who are still remaining in Middle East.

According to media reports, the European Union leaders have pledged 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for the United Nations agencies who are helping the Syrian refugees still remaining in the Middle East as majority is venturing to enter Europe.

A migrant crisis meeting was held on Thursday September 24. During the meeting, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Donald Tusk told reporters that they would be hosting another meeting with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on October 5. EU officials say this meeting will be holding talks regarding cooperation with Turkey to minimize the numbers of migrants pouring into Greece.

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The EU leaders agreed to make tighter the border controls using EU-backed border personnel on the union’s external frontiers. EU officials said there were “very substantial and energetic” talks were held between the Austrian and Hungarian leaders. The borders of Hungary and Austria are among those disordered by frenzied crowds of migrants of late.

EU leaders agreed to offer at least 1 billion euros additional to the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, along with its World Food Programme and other related agencies. They also agreed to boost funding for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and other countries so as to alleviate factors driving Syrians to risk sailing to Europe.

Seeing an immense influx of migrants, Hungary, Poland, Croatia and some others are urging for migrant control amid Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II. Hungary remains as the doorway to the European Union for these migrants as it becomes a favourite route for tens and thousand of migrants seeking asylum in Europe.