RIGA - During an emergency meeting on Friday, the Latvian government decided to allocated humanitarian aid worth EUR 123,900 to Lithuania to help them deal with the migrant crisis.
In order to provide humanitarian aid to Lithuania, the ministers decided to send three tents, three electricity generators, five lighting kits, five metal coils with cable lighting kits and 3,000 blankets from Latvia's state material reserves as humanitarian aid.
It is expected that the State Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will organize the delivery of the humanitarian aid to Lithuania. Transportation costs could be around EUR 500, and costs for employees around EUR 150.
As reported, European countries have responded to Lithuania's request last week to help deal with the crisis of illegal migrants crossing the border from Belarus, where more than 2,400 migrants, mainly Middle Eastern nationals, have been detained since the beginning of the year.
"We have been receiving help from other countries in recent days. (..) All these things are necessary for us to be able to accommodate migrants while their asylum applications are being processed. I thank all the countries that show solidarity with Lithuania in this difficult situation," said the Lithuanian Minister of the Interior Agne Bilotaite.