Enormous destruction in Izmir
Distribution of face masks by Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help to needy people in Izmir
Enormous destruction in Izmir
Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help helps victims of the earthquake in Izmir
Two weeks after the devastating earthquake in Izmir, Turkey, Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help has airlifted relief supplies to the metropolis on the west coast of Turkey. 120,000 reusable masks that are produced in Munich, as well as other relief goods, still arrive in Izmir today.
As a result of the earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.6 – 7.0 on the Richter scale, around 6,600 people are housed in a tent camp. Around 1,700 buildings were damaged in the earthquake, some severely.
The transport was made possible thanks to the generous mask donation from Siemens AG and donations from the Turkish community in Germany. The team from Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help, consisting of the entrepreneur Nejdet Niflioglu, who was born in Izmir and lives in Stuttgart, and Frank Franke, Managing Director of Wings of Help, will personally hand over the aid.
The rescue work, through which two young children were rescued alive after 65 and 90 hours, has now been completed. A continuation of the support is planned.
First on-site supply in the Izmir district that was destroyed by the earthquake
Humanitarian Aid Bridge to Greece
Complete truck with baby food from Germany to camps on islands and mainland
A truck semitrailer fully loaded with special baby food from Germany has just reached refugee camps in Greece. The transport was organized by the aid organization Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V., which is based at Frankfurt Airport. Since the beginning of 2020, the non-profit organization has carried out ten truck transports to Greece with a total volume of more than 250 tons of relief supplies. Another truck brought blankets, warm clothing, sturdy shoes and medication as well as corona masks to the needy in Greece these days. This transport of relief supplies also included 80 computers. They are used in computer classes in newly built camp schools. The field of education is one of the auxiliary focal points of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V., according to the guiding principle that education gives young people targeted future prospects.
The ongoing humanitarian bridge to Hellas is possible thanks to the close cooperation between Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. and the largest Greek aid organization "The Smile of the Child", which looks after both the refugees in the country and Greek families in need. “The Smile of the Child” receives permanently awards for their ongoing humanitarian work in the country. At the same time, the organization praises the exemplary cooperation with Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V., as one of the few international partners who are committed to improving the situation of around 150,000 Middle East refugees even in times of Corona. Frank Franke, Managing Director of Wings of Help e.V .: “Our work in Greece will continue. The relief bridge is widely recognized by our partners in our country, who support these transports to the best of their ability and whom we thank from the bottom of our hearts.”
Truck arrival in Greece
In refugee camp on the mainland
In the storage of The Smile of the Child in Nea Makri, Greece, with Frank Franke, Managing Director of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen e.V. / Wings of Help (left) and Costas Yiannopoulos, President of The Smile of The Child
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