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Swiss government supported NGO Atina in response to the refugee crisis
During 2015, more than 700,000 people passed through the Western Balkan countries in order to reach Europe and find refuge from the war. From the outset of the refugee crisis, NGO Atina has, through its field activities and programmes it carries out - Shelter for the victims of human trafficking - given its contribution in providing protection to the most vulnerable among them. Swiss government supported these activities of NGO Atina in order to provide a successful response and protection to persons who were in a situation of human trafficking or have survived gender-based violence, as well as to persons who are at an increased risk of it - women travelling alone or with children, and unaccompanied minors.
Since June 2015, a monthly support has been provided for an average of 5,000 refugees in the field, and for more than twenty persons who are included in Atina's programmes and have long-term support. More on the support of the Government of Switzerland can be found in attached pdf.