So far, the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) has provided material aid Türkiye and Syria from its disaster reserve to a value of close to 310 000 euro, as well as 224 boxes of donations for Türkiye from the National Campaign to Aid the Earthquake Victims, the BRC said on March 13.
The BRC said that it had sent more than 24 tons of humanitarian aid to the victims of the February 6 2023 catastrophic earthquake in Syria.
The aid, distributed in four lorries, was organised in partnership with the Bulgarian Interior Ministry’s firefighting and civil defence directorate and the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Center. The aid consisted of items donated by the Bulgarian public and companies through the national campaign to help the earthquake victims.
Loading began on March 13 of close to 13 tons of items collected through the national campaign, the BRC said.
This aid is expected to depart on March 16 by cargo aircraft to the Lebanese capital, Beirut. There, the shipment will be unloaded by representatives of the Lebanese Red Cross and transported by humanitarian convoy to Syria.
On Syrian territory, humanitarian aid from the BRC will be taken over by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, which has access to all affected territories and will provide the items donated to those in need by the Bulgarian public and companies, the BRC said.
(Photo: Bulgarian Red Cross)
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