Austria Sends Humanitarian Care For Iraq

Klug- Gerald1After the Federal Government has decided 1 Million Euros as an emergency relief from the foreign disasters fund for UN in Northern Iraq few days ago, the government puts an additional initiative with a common relief operation of foreign ministry and ministry of defense. Besides, it concerns auxiliary parcels of the Red Cross to the value of 150,000 Euros which are financed by the Austrian Development Agency settled in the foreign ministry.

The transport machine of the military will bring the auxiliary goods on Thursday to Leipzig. From there she will transport the German armed forces together with other auxiliary goods further in the crisis area.

The distribution on site occurs through Austrian message employees in cooperation with local places, the foreign ministry stands in addition in contact with the Kurdish guidance on site. The parcels contain a medical first care.

100,000 people can be first-supplied by this auxiliary mission during 3 months medically. Sebastian Kurz, Minster for Foreign Affairs said: Austria performs since end of the last week as one of the first lands in the humanitarian crisis in Northern Iraq his contribution. Here we look away not, but act what we can do. Hundred thousands of people are on the run before the fighters of a cruel terrorist organization. Austria does not close his eyes, Austria helps. ‘

Defense Minister Gerald Klug said: “In an emergency situation, as it rules nowadays in Iraq, help must happen as quickly as possible and specifically. In a common strength strain of the Federal Government it is to be put to us successfully here quickly a sign of the solidarity. With financial help and goods for the medical first care we want to try to relieve the grief of the affected persons in Iraq.”

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