Czech Republic to provide monetary aid to countries with Syrian refugees

The Czech Republic will send 50 million crowns to aid countries which have seen a massive influx of refugees from Syria, including Bulgaria and Turkey, the Rusnok cabinet agreed on Wednesday. The funds are to be covered by the Interior Ministry. Outgoing Interior Minister Martin Pecina is currently in Turkey and met with his counterpart, presenting him with a cheque for half-a-million euros (roughly 12.9 million crowns) to go towards humanitarian aid. Turkey has around 600,000 Syrian refugees. Earlier, the Czech foreign ministry provided 22 million crowns. Twelve Syrian patients have also received medical treatment in the Czech Republic.

Author: Jan Velinger