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    • 1.

      How much does boarder protection and barrier building cost?

      Preliminary project estimate is EUR 152 million, but it may change depending on the pace of construction, market prices of materials and similar reasons.
      According to the preliminary calculations from the Ministry of the Interior and the SBGS submitted to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the protective barrier must be at least 3 m high, made of metal, weather-resistant, and partly built in the ground.

      Updated: 2021 09 09

    • 2.

      What are additional migrant-related costs? What is bought for migrants additionally?  Who bears the cost?

      Additional costs include asylum procedures, installation and maintenance of additional accommodation (renting of modular houses, building campsites), protection of accommodation sites, medical aid, etc. Also, as the cold season approaches, purchases include additional warm clothes, blankets, etc.
      The Ministry of Social Security and Labour takes care of vulnerable individuals and their accommodation; municipalities take care of those accommodated in municipal premises, while other migrants are taken care of the SBGS and other institutions within the jurisdiction of the Minister of the Interior.
      Additional costs are currently covered from the state budget appropriations allocated to these institutions, also from the state reserve. The largest part of the costs is expected to be covered by the AMIF emergency aid facility.
      NGOs play a significant part in helping and attending to the migrants.

      Updated: 2021 09 09

    • 3.

      What is the daily cost per migrant? Who bears the cost? What does this cost per migrant include?

      According to the calculations of the State Border Guard Service (SBGS), the daily cost per migrant is about 30 euros. Accommodation of migrants is paid from the AMIF emergency aid facility and the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
      These costs include meals, provision of personal hygiene items, bedding and medical supplies, laundry services, cash benefits for asylum seekers, translation and legal services, maintenance costs for buildings, utility bills, salaries of officials and staff, etc.

      Updated: 2021 09 09

    • 4.

      Who pays for the return of migrants? How much it costs? What does the cost of return include?

      The return of migrants is paid from the funds of the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX). Once the AMIF funds are exhausted, the return would be paid from the state budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
      Voluntary returnees will receive a cash benefit of EUR 300.
      The return costs per person depend on the country to which the person is returned, also on the carrier, ticket prices, etc. An unescorted return to Iraq costs on average around EUR 1 000 (including the cash allowance of EUR 300, plane tickets, transportation to the airport).
      Vulnerable people need an escort, which costs on average around EUR 4 000

      Updated: 2021 09 09