Greece continues to collect essential items for the earthquake-affected regions of Türkiye and Syria. In this context, a new dispatch of humanitarian aid is sent to Syria, comprising of food, blankets and other basic necessities.
Humanitarian supplies will be received in Beirut and transported by road to Syria with the assistance of the Syrian Red Crescent. The shipment, weighing 17 tons, includes basic necessities and food and is part of the relief effort of Greek citizens collected by the Municipality of Athens.
The ship for the transport of the humanitarian aid is offered pro bono by Neptune Odyssey of Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises, owned by Melina Travlos, and ship loading was sponsored by Pireaeus Port Authority SA.
Greece, with feelings of support and solidarity, responded from the very first moment to the needs of the neighbouring peoples for humanitarian aid. This dispatch is part of a series of actions undertaken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate the organization, collection and dispatch of humanitarian supplies to the areas affected by the earthquakes of 6 February 2023.