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US government provides Humanitarian Assistance to refugees in Greece

On April 7 and 8, 2016, the U.S. Mission to Greece and the U.S. Army’s 409th Contracting Support Brigade (CSB) donated essential humanitarian supplies for migrants and refugees in Greece on behalf of the U.S. Government.

Thousands of beds, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, diapers and other necessities were provided to the Hellenic Republic First Reception Service for distribution at sites across Greece.

U.S. Ambassador to Greece David Pearce said, “This latest donation demonstrates the U.S. 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.”

He added, “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.”

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