The Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced on Sunday that the country's air force had contributed to the transfer of humanitarian aid to neighboring Albania, recently hit by earthquakes and floods.
Humanitarian aid was provided by the escort of the Civil Protection General Secretary, Nikos Chardalias, who pointed out how the Greek people "Rushed to stand by his friends and neighbors at a difficult time, characterized by recent earthquakes and floods".
The interior ministry of Albania received help which included food, medicine, electricity generators, additional beds, blankets and other essential items. Greek humanitarian aid is part of the European civil protection mechanism that coordinates the collective European response to natural disasters.
Natural disasters in Albania
On Saturday 21 September an 5.8 earthquake struck theAlbania causing more than 100 injured and 1528 damaged buildings including 50 destroyed homes - mainly in rural areas - and 160 palaces, a medical center, 34 schools, 13 public universities, 2 electrical substations, a warehouse, two bridges and 4 damaged vehicles.
The earthquake (which was followed by other aftershocks for a total of 340 recorded according to the national institute of geoscience) was also added a flood that between Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 seriously damaged some homes.
For this reason, many organizations immediately moved to respond with primary aid to the needs of the Albanian population. Between these Caritas, which through its Albanian offices has become active to respond with primary aid to the needs of the population in close coordination with the local authorities.
More generally, the whole of Italy immediately became available to help the Country of Eagles with donations - from organizations and communities - from north to south. Even the chairman of the board Giuseppe Conte he moved personally offering the Bel Paese's help to his counterpart Edi Rama.