EU helping Turkey with migrant crisis
The European Union unlocked a further three billion euros ($3.7 billion) for refugees in Turkey, the second tranche of a controversial 2016 deal to curb the flow of migrants coming to Europe.
"The Commission is today launching the mobilisation for the second three billion euro tranche of the facility for refugees in Turkey," the European Commission said in a statement.
Under the deal, all new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey into Greek islands must be returned to Turkey. These include both refugees fleeing conflict and persecution as well as economic migrants, AFP recalls.