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Major Humanitarian Aid to Depart From Attica to Türkiye and Syria on Wednesday

February 13, 2023

ATHENS – Humanitarian aid from Athens municipalities and the Attica regional authority for Türkiye and Syria have already filled 160 trucks, noted Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Andreas Katsaniotis in social media on Monday.

The first consignment of this humanitarian aid will depart by ship on Wednesday, he noted.

The public response to a call for humanitarian aid is immense, he added, while noting that Athens municipality alone has collected enough food and pharmaceuticals to pack 1,000 boxes, and to pack another 2,000 boxes of clothes.

Last week Katsaniotis was assigned by the prime minister the role of coordinating the collection of aid.

According to the aid collection plan, goods donated in Thessaloniki by regional authorities, municipalities, churches, schools and organizations in Thessaly and northern Greece will be transported by road to earthquake-afflicted areas in Türkiye and Syria. Goods donated from any other regions in the country will be collected in Athens and transported by ship.

The aid relates primarily to clothing (adults, children, and infants), beds and blankets, pharmaceuticals, tents and long-shelf-life foods. The full catalogue of requested aid is available through https://hellenicaid.mfa.gr/, while more information can be requested by email ([email protected]) or by calling 210-368-4035 and 210-368-4407.

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