US donates supplies for emergency needs of migrants, refugees in Greece


The United States Embassy in Athens on Friday announced the donation of humanitarian supplies, including thousands of beds, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, diapers and other necessities, for migrants and refugees in Greece on behalf of the US government.

“This latest donation demonstrates the US government’s commitment to helping Greece address the emergency needs of migrants and refugees, and comes on top of last week’s announcement of our additional $20 million contribution to UNHCR and other groups caring for migrants in the region,” said US Ambassador to Greece David Pearce.

“We have been impressed by the generosity of the Greek people who, even in the midst of the severe economic crisis, have offered food, shelter and medicine to those in need.”