The Commission said the funds will help migrants and refugees "facing a humanitarian disaster" by financing warm clothing, blankets, food, healthcare and mental health and psychological support.
In the Tuscan coastal city of Livorno, a social project matches young migrants with elderly residents in need of help or companionship.
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"They are too violent," sobbed Shahbuddin, a 34-year-old Afghan as he put a grey beanie back on his head after being forced out of his tent. "We just want a roof."