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Published: 14 September 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 15:03

MSB sends material aid to Greece

On Saturday September 12, Sweden (via MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) offered aid to Greece in response to the situation in the Moria refugee camp. The aid will be distributed through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC).

“Greece has accepted the offer in its entirety, and efforts to procure air freight and pack equipment are already underway,” says Björn Johansson, Head of the Central Warehousing Section at MSB.

The fires in the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesvos in Greece have left thousands of affected persons without shelter. Today, the packing of materials from MSB's warehouse in Kristinehamn began. The material aid consists of tents, blankets, sleeping bags, toilets, kitchenware and tarpaulins.

“The work of packing and filling the lorries is in full swing. The material aid will then be transported by lorry and plane to Greece, and will then reach the refugee camp at the beginning of next week,” says Björn Johansson. He continues:

“It goes without saying that the situation for those affected is quite strained. We hope that our material aid can reach the camp as soon as possible.”

Facts - how much material aid is being sent to Greece

  • 1,750 blankets
  • 250 family tents (between 15-20 square metres in size)
  • 118 sleeping bags
  • 43 tarpaulins
  • 30 camping stoves
  • 10 toilets


Published: 14 September 2020 , [Missing text '/pagetypes/nescardpage/atFull' for 'English'] 15:03

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