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refugees

Active in humanitarian efforts around the world, Medecins Sans Frontières or MSF has announced it will reject funding from the European Union and member states, saying it's tied to programs that have 'damaging consequences' for people in need of help. It's a rare broadside to the EU for the controversial system in place since March, in which migrants arriving in Greece are sent back to Turkey. 00308. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MSF INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY GENERAL, JEROME OBERREIT, SAYING:"By sealing European borders and declaring Turkey responsible for granting protection to people attempting to reach Greece, the EU states have taken themselves out of the equation of protecting refugees, rejecting universal humanitarian principles and undermining international refugee law designed to protect those forced to flee."The money rejected - more than 50 million euros - amounts to about 8 per cent of MSF's budget...The charity gets more than 90 per cent of its funding from private donations, and says current operations will not be affected. For its part, the EU has downplayed the move. 01095189WD7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROPEAN COMMISSION CHIEF SPOKESPERSON, MARGARITIS SCHINAS, SAYING: "MSF is not an implementing partner of EU humanitarian aid in Turkey. Neither has MSF submitted any requests for funding of their activities in Turkey, therefore no life-saving humanitarian aid for refugees in Turkey will be affected."In the deal launched in March, Turkey pledged to stop or take back migrants in return for financial aid and free movement for Turkish citizens in Europe. It's an attempt to stem the flow of migrants - more than one million came to Europe last year. The EU is considering similar deals with countries in the Middle East and Africa, including those with records of human rights abuses. MSF says Europe is turning its back on people with desperate humanitarian needs.

MSF rejects EU funding to protest 'shameful' migrants policy

Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it will reject all funding from the European Union and its member states in protest at a deal the EU…

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