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Red Cross Samaritans providing rescue and relief following earthquakes in Greece

Red Cross Samaritans providing rescue and relief following earthquakes in Greece

Two strong earthquakes have hit the Greek island of Kefalonia in eight days. The first – magnitude 5.9 – occurred last Sunday afternoon and the second early this Monday morning – slightly less powerful at magnitude 5.7 – sending the already worried popula

The ‘quiet desperation’ of homeless people in Greece

The ‘quiet desperation’ of homeless people in Greece

By Hellenic Red Cross and Giovanni Zambello For the last two years, ‘L*’ has been living on the streets of Athens, finding accommodation in abandoned vehicles and carparks. His last job was as a mechanic in a small business that closed three years ago. Before that, he had only short-term, unstable jobs, with no chance to save for leaner times. Apart from a sister – who L no longer sees – he has...

Greece -“Freedom from the Fires” – an eyewitness account from a Hellenic Red Cross rescuer

Greece -“Freedom from the Fires” – an eyewitness account from a Hellenic Red Cross rescuer

Devastating forest fires have swept over Greece, killing more than 60 people, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes, livestock, crops and other property, and inflicting long-term damage on the environment.

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Rue Lycavittou 1 Street
Athens 106 72

Contact Information:

Tel: (30) (210) 3609 825 (Communication Office) 3621 681 (/ International Relations Department)
Fax: (30) (210) 3609 825 (Communication Office) 3615 606 (International Relations Department)
Telex: 225156 EES GR
Telegram: HELLECROIX ATHENES
Email: pr@redcross.gr
Web: http://www.redcross.gr

Language of correspondence: English

People:

  • President: Mr Ioannis KINIAS
  • Vice-President: Mr Emmanoil KOTTAKIS
  • Vice-President: Mr Antonios AVGERINOS
  • Vice-President (Lawyer): Ms Despina LASKARIDOU
  • Secretary General (Economist): Ms Evangelia VELENTZA-ZOUROUDI
  • Head of Human Resources: Mr. Athanasios Apostolidis
  • Head of Finance: Mr. Georgios DOUMANIDIS
  • Material Superintendent, Pharmacist, Maj Gen (retired): Mr Kostantinos ALATOPOULOS
  • Responsible for HRC International Relations Processing (until further notice): Ms Angeliki FANAKI

Latest appeals

30 August 2007
Forest fires
Greece - Information Bulletin
15 December 2000
Earthquake (22/1999)
Greece - Situation report no.4 (final report)
24 June 2000
Earthquake
Greece - Situation report no.1
24 June 2000
Earthquake
Greece - Situation report no.2
24 June 2000
Earthquake
Greece - Situation report no.3

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