The Greek Navy’s gunship ‘IKARIA’ will depart from the island of Salamina on Friday, September 11, to Lebanon carrying food, medicine, medical supplies and construction materials.
The announcement was made by Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy, Costas Frangogiannis, who also appealed to all Greek businessmen and individuals to assist in this important project.
The fatal blast in Beirut on the 4th August left at least 181 people dead, 6,000 injured and 300,000 homeless.
"Our country, responding to the request of the Lebanese authorities for assistance, has decided to stand in solidarity once again with the Lebanese people and to continue providing humanitarian assistance," he said.
The aid will be delivered to the army, whose special units receive, coordinate and distribute humanitarian aid to the final recipient.
It is recalled following the explosion, Greece sent medical, humanitarian aid to Beirut.
Attica Regional Authority in collaboration with the Medical Association of Athens and the Oloi Mazi Boroume (All Together We Can) philanthropic organisation, two weeks ago also collected donations of medicines and medical supplies.