On February 24, 2023, the Hellenic Red Cross sent the second mission of humanitarian aid to Adana, Türkiye, in order to help the thousands of victims who have been left homeless and deprived of even the basic necessities of life by the recent earthquake. Deputy Minister of Development & Investments, Mr. Nikos Papathanasis, General Secretary of Social Solidarity & Combating Poverty, Mr. Giorgos Stamatis, and President of the Hellenic Red Cross, Dr. Antonios Avgerinos, were present at the departure of the humanitarian mission.
The humanitarian mission of the Hellenic Red Cross consisted of three (3) trucks, carrying approximately 40 tons of humanitarian aid, and a rescue vehicle of the Hellenic Red Cross, staffed by its excellent and specially trained staff and volunteers. The humanitarian aid (which includes tents, long shelf life foodstuff, blankets, sleeping bags, personal hygiene items, etc, collected by the love and solidarity of Greek people throughout the country) is to be delivered directly to Turkish Red Crescent warehouses in Adana, in the center of the affected area.
In addition to this mission, the Hellenic Red Cross had sent 20 tons of humanitarian by commercial ship from the Port of Piraeus to the Port of Lattakia in Syria, on Tuesday, February 21, in order to strengthen the difficult work of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
The press release by the Hellenic Red Cross is available here.