Germany donates 1.5 million euros worth of winter provisions to migrants in Greece

Mr Ernst Reichel

Mr Ernst Reichel

Germany's Ambassador to Greece, Mr Ernst Reichel announced on Tuesday that his country had donated 1.56 million euros worth of winter provisions to Greece to help refugees.

During a joint press conference with the Ambassador, Greece's Alternate Citizen Protection Minister responsible for migration, George Koumoutsakos said "the collaboration of Greece and Germany brings concrete results, but is not exhausted by today's action.

Reichel said that a total of 55 trucks loaded with beds, bedcovers, sheets and blankets for 10,000 people's needs arrived in Athens from Germany for distribution by Greek authorities.

The Ambassador said the donation follows up on a commitment by German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, following a visit he made to Athens.