Connect with us

World

Greece asks EU for humanitarian aid to cope with migration crisis

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

Greece asks EU for humanitarian aid to cope with migration crisis | Thaiger

PHUKET MEDIA WATCH

– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community

Greece asks EU for humanitarian aid to cope with migration crisis
Phuket Gazette / Reuters


PHUKET: Greece asked the European Union on Monday for humanitarian aid to help it cope with what it
called “a volatile situation” following the large flow of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa onto its shores.

It requested the EU activate its civil protection mechanism, the bloc’s crisis-response body, to provide staff, medical and pharmaceutical supplies, clothes and equipment, the Interior Ministry said.

Greece is struggling to cope with the thousands of people fleeing poverty and war in countries such as Syria for Europe. Tensions have flared on eastern islands including Kos and Lesbos where most refugees land due to their proximity to Turkey.

On Monday morning, a Greek ferry unloaded 2,500 migrants at the port of Piraeus, bringing the total number of people moved to the mainland since last Monday to more than 15,000. Thousands more are waiting to be identified and ferried to Athens to continue their trip to other European countries.

“The First Response Service requested that the EU civil protection mechanism is activated in order to substantially strengthen the efforts undertaken by the First Reception Service to manage a volatile situation,” the ministry said.

“The satisfaction of the said request is expected to be of critical assistance to the work of the First Response System, which, under current conditions, is extremely difficult.”

The EU’s civil protection mechanism coordinates the bloc’s humanitarian aid efforts, channeling aid and sending special teams with equipment to disaster areas. It has previously helped Greece fight forest fires.

European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos have already promised Athens 33 million euros to help it tackle the crisis.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

World4 hours ago

1 dead, 1 injured in prop gun shooting on Alec Baldwin movie set

World4 hours ago

Biden reaffirms US would defend Taiwan against Chinese attack

Tourism5 hours ago

Curfew lifted October 31 for all or part of 17 Thai provinces

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Covid-19 Friday: 66 deaths, 9,810 infections, provincial data

Thailand6 hours ago

Thai car production expected to grow

World7 hours ago

Vienna Tourist Board censored by Facebook, shares art on OnlyFans

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Crime8 hours ago

Man arrested after allegedly raping young girl 18 years ago

Education9 hours ago

China to prioritize foreign students returning

Tourism9 hours ago

Thailand’s focus on wealthy tourists won’t benefit small business

Thailand9 hours ago

3 categories allowed back in Thailand, Updates on re-opening | Good Morning Thailand | Ep. 115

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Covid-19 infected patients to receive vaccine after recovering

Morning Top Stories Thailand10 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | The list of 46 countries permitted to enter Thailand from Nov 1 | October 22

Phuket10 hours ago

“Together Phuket Stepping Forward”: tourism plan after Sandbox

Indonesia10 hours ago

Indonesia to introduce strict air travel measures for end-of-year holiday period

South10 hours ago

Southern Thailand to receive 500,000 vaccine doses to combat Covid-19 surge

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending