East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Slovak minister of Interior Kaliňák paid €2.8 million to accept migrants, while Slovak children suffer without treatment.

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Period/date: 1. February 2017

Debunk claim:

The claim adopted from a conspiracy website is based on four grant agreements for the Slovak Humanity Council, Marginal Civic Association, and the Human Rights League. In reality, the Interior Ministry sent €705,000 to these institutions and the rest goes from the Fund for Asylum, Migration, and Integration. The money from the fund is to allow for a dignified waiting period of the migrants until their asylum request is processed, and for their subsequent integration if the country accepts them. Furthermore, the Slovak Constitution guarantees free-of-charge health care also for children. Further debunking here https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20467060/shortage-of-vegetables-in-europes-supermarkets-is-a-hoax.html

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Denník SME, https:, www smesk/ in Disinformation Review issue 60. The item is located at row number 1 in the report.

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