Humanitarian aid for Lebanon – Invitation for participation of businesses and private citizens
The Greek government plans to send humanitarian aid to the people of Lebanon in the second half of September, following an initiative of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Following the explosion at the port of Lebanon on August 4th, 2020 and the catastrophic consequences in terms of human lives and incalculable material and environmental damage, Greece, responding to a request from the Lebanese authorities, has decided to once again stand in solidarity with the Lebanese people and continue to provide humanitarian aid to the country.
Transport of the second wave of Greece’s aid to Lebanon is to be carried out by the landing craft “IKARIA” and will be delivered to the Lebanese armed forces, special units of which will take delivery of, coordinate and distribute humanitarian aid to the final recipients.
Greece responded to the incident from the very outset, sending a search and rescue team and support vehicles. Greek support for the Lebanese people in their hardship was also shown by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Kostas Fragogiannis’ immediate visit to Beirut shortly after the disastrous explosion, as well as by the participation of the Greek Prime Minister in the international videoconference of donors for Lebanon.
The responsibility for the execution of this initiative, by order of Minister of the Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, has been undertaken by the Directorate General of International Development Cooperation (YDAS) under the supervision of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Kostas Fragogiannis, with key roles also being played by the Lebanese Embassy in Athens and the Greek Embassy in Beirut.
In tandem with the Foreign Ministry’s action, the Lebanese Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with the Greek-Lebanese Cultural Association and with the support of the Regional Perfecture of Attica and SKAI Radio/TV, launched a media campaign for collecting and dispatching basic necessities to people impacted by the disaster. A portion of the aid has already been sent by air, via an airline company.
We ask businesses that would like to contribute to send an expression of interest, by Thursday, 3 September 2020, to the office of the YDAS Directorate General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Mrs. Anna Sofianou: 210 3682252 and Mrs. Panagiota Strikou: 210 3682114 and to the email address:
The expression of interest must include a description of and data on the merchandise being offered, how it is packaged, including weight and volume, as well as availability for transport and loading onto the vessel on the dates below. Subsequently, YDAS will respond in writing as to acceptance of the donation and will work with the donor to ensure the necessary conditions for palletizing and loading, and to complete the necessary declaration procedures.
The merchandise will have to be delivered, following relevant consultation with YDAS and the Hellenic Navy, directly to the landing vessel and in a manner specified by the competent officials, between Monday, 7 September, and Thursday, 10 September.
Detailed list of aid products for Lebanon
● Steel reinforcement rods and concrete
● Electrical and plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures
● Glass, aluminium and lumber materials
● False ceiling with drywall
● All types of medicines, mainly for cancer, chronic illnesses, viruses, bacterial infections, etc.
● Medical equipment for the following departments: Intensive care unit, medical imaging, surgery, central sterilisation service, outpatient department, laboratories, blood bank, emergency room, pharmacy, maternity, newborn infants, dialysis. 250kVA and SOOKVA generators.
● protective equipment,
● medical equipment,
● diagnostic check and test,
● sanitary facility infrastructure and equipment,
● disinfection consumables and
● medical consumables.
Implantable medical devices for the following specialties:
● General Surgery,
● Maxillofacial Surgery,
● Orthopaedics and Urology.
● Computers, servers and accessorie
● Wheat and flour
● Legumes, seeds and cereals (lentils, beans, chickpeas, etc.)
● Powdered milk
● Milk for infants
● Canned foods, including canned meat.