The generous donation from the Austrian hygiene specialist Hagleitner includes hand disinfectants in 5,670 half-litre bottles and 81,000 examination gloves. The value of the aid package is 80,000 euros.
The countries affected by the earthquake disaster, namely Turkey and Syria, asked for support in Brussels and suggested activating the European Union’s civil protection mechanism. Departmental responsibility in Austria is the Ministry of the Interior, which coordinates international disaster relief measures; Hagleitner follows his call with this donation.
“Emergency medical interventions are still the order of the day in the earthquake area, each of which should be carried out safely – hygiene forms the basis for this.” This is how Stefanie Hagleitner explains the decision to donate goods worth 80,000 euros.
The Ministry of the Interior has taken over the relief supplies from the Hagleitner company and will soon have them transported to Turkey. The transport, which is handled by the Ministry of the Interior, is co-financed by the European Commission at 75 percent.
The hand disinfectant and protective gloves should reach their destination as quickly as possible. They are expected to be handed over to the civil defense authorities in Adana, Turkey, on March 7th.
As a reminder: the earthquake in the Turkish-Syrian border area on February 6 killed 52,000 people, 1.5 million people have been living in tents since then, and the damage in Turkey alone is estimated at 100 billion euros.
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