The fifth humanitarian mission of the Greek Red Cross flew to the city of Chernivtsi (Ukraine) on the morning of Friday, May 6th.
President Ε.Ε.Σ was present at the departure of the delegation leaving at the risk of their lives to Ukraine. dr. Antonios Avgerinos and Minister Christos Stylianides.
Humanitarian cargo (40 tons) transported by trucks EUconsists of long-term storage food, bottled water, antiseptics and power generators, which will be delivered to the Ukrainian Red Cross for direct distribution among citizens.
In total, the Greek Red Cross sent 250 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, which greatly contributed to overcoming the huge crisis caused by the war.
At the same time, a mobile medical center (Κινητή Μονάδα Υγείας του Ε.Ε.Σ), staffed by nurses and rescue volunteers, has been staying in Siret (Ukrainian-Romanian border) since early March, providing assistance to Ukrainian refugees, writes iefimerida.gr.
Christos Stylianides said: “Once again, through the Red Cross, the Greek people prove what solidarity means in practice. The Greek Red Cross leads by example. Service workers tirelessly, around the clock, collect and transport absolutely necessary materials to Ukraine to meet the enormous needs of the victims. I thank President Avgerinos, who is the “leader” of this great effort. We, as the government and as the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, are always on his side.”
Ε.Ε.Σ President Antonios Avgerinos said: “Today we are sending a large amount of humanitarian materials to Ukraine for the fifth time. This is a very risky mission. We are proud to be the only organization that penetrates the territory of Ukraine and delivers assistance directly to those who need it. Of course, we are deeply indebted to the Greek people, because they are the link in a huge chain of solidarity with the victims of the war. We will continue to offer our services to the victims for as long as the harsh conditions of the war require it.”
To see, how to help the victims of the war through Ε.Ε.Σgo to the following link: www.redcross.gr.