Prague, Feb 17 (CTK) – The Czech Republic will earmark 15 million crowns for humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees from the area of the war-destroyed Halab (Aleppo) town, the government decided and PM Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said on Twitter on Wednesday.
“The money will be given to Turkey that is admitting these refugees and provides humanitarian and assistance services for them,” Sobotka wrote to CTK.
The most Syrian refugees are exactly in Turkey where some 2.5 million of them stay.
“I consider it important that our aid within the migrant crisis be heading directly for the war-afflicted areas and sites,” Sobotka said.
He pointed out that the Czech Republic had recently pledged to give an aid of at least 170 million crowns to the countries in the region.
Halab, one of the largest Syrian cities, was seriously hit by the civil war several times. Some of its districts were almost razed to the ground and lots of its inhabitants lost their homes.
According to some estimates, the war in Syria has claimed some 400,000 lives.