European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced 16.5 million euro to Iran in an effort to address the needs of Afghan refugees.
During a meeting with Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli April 16, Christos Stylianides announced the EU decision to increase its financial aid to Tehran by 6.5 million euros aimed at addressing the needs of Afghan refugees in the country, IRNA news agency reported. Christos Stylianides said that the EU last year provided Tehran with 10 million euro in a bid to assist the country on the issue of displaced Afghans. The EU has decided to increase the figure by 6.5 million euro this year, Christos Stylianides added. Iranian officials have earlier announced that about three million displaced Afghans live in the country. Heading a high-ranking delegation including several EU commissioners, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has arrived in Tehran this morning.