Did Turkey Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Greece During WWII?
In a little-known episode of World War II, the SS Kurtuluş delivered humanitarian aid from Turkey to Greece. Turkey's position during the war was ambiguous, and Ankara remained neutral until the war's final year. Turkey had signed a non-aggression pact...
Ukraine: Mariupol Evacuation Interrupted Again; Greek Consulate in Peril
The evacuation of civilians from Mariupol, Ukraine on Sunday has been interrupted again, as the Russian forces continue to shell the city
Death Toll from Massive Earthquake in Haiti Rises to 1,300
Almost 1,300 people are confirmed dead after the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday. Thousands of houses have been destroyed.
Red Cross Volunteer Who Hugged a Refugee Becomes Internet Target
A Spanish Red Cross volunteer gave a Senegalese refugee a hug went viral and became the target of online far-right hate on Wednesday.
Afghanistan Faces Humanitarian Emergency as it Grapples with Coronavirus
In Afghanistan, now far outside the consciousness of most of the world as each country deals with its own coronavirus ramifications, families often must guard their relatives' oxygen tanks for fear that they will be stolen by the relatives...
Hellenic Red Cross Expelled From World Federation
The Hellenic Red Cross (HRC) was expelled from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) after the latter said the Greek chapter failed to fulfill commitments required to restore its credibility. IFRC requested months ago that...
Andreas Martinis Held On Bribery Charges; Wife Out on Bail
Former Red Cross President Andreas Martinis, also chief of Athens' Henry Dunant Hospital, was remanded in custody on Friday following charges of bribe-taking worth 3.2 million marks from a German company. His testimony concerning his choice of Hospitalia International for...
European Commision Announces €83 Million Support for Emergency Refugee Support Mechanism
Τhe European Commission announced the granting of 83 million euros within the framework of the new emergency support mechanism, for the improvement of the living conditions of the refugees in Greece. The financial assistance will be immediately granted to UNHCR,...
Red Cross Raising More Money for Refugee Crisis in Greece
The international Non-Governmental Organization Red Cross is engaged in efforts to collect more funds to assists with the refugee crisis in Greece. Red Cross is in the process of raising 11.6 million euros that will subsequently be used by the organization's branch in...
16-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Dies of Exhaustion on Greek Island
A 16-year-old Syrian refugee was found dead yesterday in a remote area on the Greek island of Kos. He appears to be another victim on the long list of undocumented migrants who lose their lives in the "journey of...
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