MSF aid group refuses EU money to protest bloc's migration policy

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will no longer accept donations from the European Union and EU countries as part of a protest against the bloc's increasingly restrictive migration policies, the international medical aid group announces.

"MSF will not receive funding from institutions and governments whose policies do so much harm," the medical charity's chief Jerome Oberreit said.

Though European governments declared their refugee swap deal with Turkey a success, MSF argues that the agreement left 8,000 migrants stranded in Greece.

The group also lashed out at the EU for planning to conclude a similar agreement with countries in Africa and the Middle East.

MSF treated some 200,000 migrants in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea over the last year and a half.

While the group's activities are 92 per cent privately funded, it received 43.8 million euros (49.2 million dollars) from the EU and EU countries last year.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49

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