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Aid group stops seeking EU funds after Turkey migrant deal

  • Andreas Tsigkanas, who is first mate on board the "Aquarius", jokes around with colleagues at the ship while out on the Meditarranean sea, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. A total of seven humanitarian organizations work in the so-called 'Search and Rescue' (SAR) zone near the Libyan coast. The medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the rescue group SOS Mediteranee work together on board the ship to rescue migrants and refugees from boats in distress in the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    Andreas Tsigkanas, who is first mate on board the "Aquarius", jokes around with colleagues at the ship while out on the Meditarranean sea, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. A total of seven humanitarian organizations work in the so-called 'Search and Rescue' (SAR) zone near the Libyan coast. The medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the rescue group SOS Mediteranee work together on board the ship to rescue migrants and refugees from boats in distress in the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the rescue group SOS Mediteranee cooperate during a training on basic life support on the "Aquarius" ship, Thursday June 16, 2016. The two organizations conduct regular 'refreshment training' while waiting on the sea for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to be rescued. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    Members of the medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the rescue group SOS Mediteranee cooperate during a training on basic life support on the "Aquarius" ship, Thursday June 16, 2016. The two organizations conduct regular 'refreshment training' while waiting on the sea for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to be rescued. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Volunteer Christina Schmidt from the rescue group SOS Mediteranee is on watch in the bridge of the "Aquarius" ship, Thursday June 16, 2016. The medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the rescue group SOS Mediteranee work together on board the ship to rescue migrants and refugees from boats in distress in the Mediterranean. A total of seven humanitarian organizations work in the so-called 'Search and Rescue' (SAR) zone near the Libyan coast. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    Volunteer Christina Schmidt from the rescue group SOS Mediteranee is on watch in the bridge of the "Aquarius" ship, Thursday June 16, 2016. The medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the rescue group SOS Mediteranee work together on board the ship to rescue migrants and refugees from boats in distress in the Mediterranean. A total of seven humanitarian organizations work in the so-called 'Search and Rescue' (SAR) zone near the Libyan coast. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)  (The Associated Press)

The medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders says it will no longer seek European Union funding in protest against the EU's migrant deal with Turkey.

Secretary General Jerome Oberreit said Friday that Doctors Without Borders "will no longer request funds from the EU and its member states."

The EU money totaled around 46 million euros ($52 million) in 2015, about eight percent of the organization's total budget.

Oberreit said the group still plans to keep working in Greece and Turkey and will seek money from other sources to keep its projects going.