Relief supplies such as face masks have arrived at the Hassan Sham camp in northern Iraq, and LOG immediately distributed the masks on site.
Big relief campaign from Germany for refugees in Northern Iraq
The situation in the refugee camps in northern Iraq is getting worse every day. In addition to the urgent need for daily life, there is also the fight against the corona pandemic. Little known in Europe: Almost one million refugees eke out their existence in 30 camps in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Among them are 250,000 emigrants from Syria alone. A large part comes from Iraq itself. This world region, which is battered by war and undersupply, has been supported in many ways by the German aid organization Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. (LOG), which is based at Frankfurt Airport. The humanitarian organization has just trucked 250,000 corona face masks and other relief items from Germany to the camps. In addition, there is a unique joint project with Interplast-Germany e.V. (Bad Kreuznach section) that provides urgent surgical help to people in the camps there.
Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help e.V. knows the situation in this region well: It works there with the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF). A highly respected humanitarian non-governmental organization based in Erbil / Kurdistan and employing over 1500 people in charitable projects. Frank Franke, Managing Director: “As one of the few international aid organizations, we remain systematically active in Northern Iraq and are delighted to be able to help effectively in the fight against Corona. This thanks to the great support from Siemens AG, which gave us the corona masks. If we can also alleviate individual emergencies, especially among children, through the cooperation with Interplast-Germany, then our commitment to people will be crowned with great success.
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.”
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