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Forest Fires in Greece

On Monday, 23 July catastrophic forest fires broke out in the Attica region of Greece. The fires took place at Kineta, to the south-west of Athens, and in the Rafina-Mati region, to the north-east of Athens.

The first to the north-east proved catastrophic, as gale force winds exceeding 100 km per hour caused the fire to leap the highway and descend to the sea, burning houses and cars with incredible fury.

A week later, the death toll numbered 92, and this is expected to rise further as missing persons are identified.

We join all of our friends, family and colleagues in expressing our deepest sorrow at this event.

We are contributing funds to the Hellenic Red Cross. The bank account for donations as well as news on the Hellenic Red Cross can be found below.

Bank name & branch number: Eurobank-Ergasias SA (0240)
Bank address: Korai 7 & Panepistimiou 37, P.C. 10564, Athens, Greece
Account number: 00260240310201181388
International account number: GR64 0260 2400 0003 1020 1181 388
SWIFT Code: ERBKGRAA

 

Hellenic Red Cross
Ενίσχυση πληγέντων από τις φονικές πυρκαγιές
http://www.redcross.gr/default.asp?pid=40&la=1&artId=1231

 

Greece Wildfires: Hellenic Red Cross helps after Massive Fires Claim Lives
http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Responds-as-Wildfires-in-Greece-Claim-More-than-70-lives
25 July 2018

 

Information Bulletin No 2: Greece Wildfires
http://www.ifrc.org/docs/Appeals/18/IB2_Greece_Wildfires_25072018.pdf
25 July 2018

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