MSF rejects all EU funding in protest at EU-Turkey migrant deal

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Posted: Jun 17, 2016 4:34 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it will reject all funding from the European Union and EU member states in protest to a deal by the bloc to stem the flow of migrants and refugees via Turkey.

"What the EU-Turkey deal is today is the latest in a long line of policies that really go against the fundamental principles that enable assistance to be provided to people in acute need," Jerome Oberreit, MSF's International Secretary General, told Reuters on Friday.

"This is jeopardizing the very concept of the refugee."

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by John Stonestreet)