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Aid for purchasing water and medicines from Greece for Haiti

26 January 2010 / 19:01:23  GRReporter
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A disastrous earthquake hit one of the world’s poorest countries evening the capital with the earth and baring hundreds of thousands underneath. We cannot afford to stay indifferent to Haiti’ enormous tragedy, when people struggle to survive- with no water, shelter or food.

Yesterday's TV marathon organized by the SKY television channel in collaboration with UNICEF, 1 827 909 euro were collected.  Each euro is important in the global attempt to help the survivors. During the direct broadcast bank accounts that are soon to be open were given for those that wish to donate money to UNICEF, which will cover the survivors’ most basic needs.

As viewers were informed, €50 would be enough to buy equipment for water supply of seven families, or 120 biscuits for the children. €195 can buy a tent for a family that has lost their home. With 100€ you provide meningitis vaccination for 3750 children and with €3- 350 water-disinfection tablets can be bought so that children can drink and wash without fear of infection. 100 packs of mouth moisturising salts that help children overcome dehydration and diarrhoea cost €5. First aid materials such as bandages, gloves, scissors, eye ointment and alcohol can be bought for €15 and €20 can buy 15 10-litre barrels for water transportation. 

In this campaign even one euro has its value.
Bank accounts:
• ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ: 169/480023-04
• ALPHA BANK: 115 002002 022,472
(procedure Κ03)
• ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ: 017 04 0059 3488
• ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΠΙΡΑEΙΩΣ: 5049-045921-741
• EMPORIKI BANK: 66360008
• EUROBANK: 0026.0102.13.0200612226
• ATTICA BANK: 069-54799691
• ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΚΥΠΡΟΥ: 000012163468
• GENIKI BANK: 3603003908-9
• CITIBANK: 55 02 346484
• ASPIS BANK: 101-03-0006583
• HSBC: 002-066694-130
• PROBANK: 296431012017
• MARFIN :0127787-40 / 0

To help Haiti, you can send a message with the text ΑΙΤΗ at 19454 to donate 1 Euro, VAT included (valid until midnight on Wednesday, 27 January).

You can also call an OTE fixed line- 901 11 17 17 17, which automatically charges €3, VAT included.

UNICEF’s director Iliyas Limberis explains that the money collected will be given directly to the people, but will be used to purchase indispensable materials. He added that the organization will place water tanks in 19 locations in Port-au-Prince, will provide hospitals with water, and give food to the starving.
Working 24/7 Greek medical teams are doing their best to give hope to Haitians. "When it comes to people’s lives, even seconds matter," doctors say. The Greek rescue team consisting of ten people was the one to rescue a 22-year old boy out of the ruins, alive after twelve days. A few meters away, a team of four other Greeks is working at a hospital in the Petite Goave area making inhuman efforts to save from death as many people as they can. These are four members of the Doctors without borders organization, having left their families and lives in Greece to offer their services to those in need. The Surgery Associate Professor Theophilos Rosenberg, doctor Miltiadis Seryanidis, a plastic surgeon, Stavroula Poulu, anaesthesiologist, and Andreas Tomopulos are fighting time and death from the second they set foot on the island a few days ago, says website.

Dr. Rosenberg notes that even toughest cases are dealt with using most basic medical equipment. "People need help. Daily we face 20 000 cases of people that have lost parts of their body and just as many die. We need help.” As explained by Dr. Yannis Yanakopulos interaction is difficult and too short. "Our doctors need medicines. If we had enough medicines thousands of people would be alive and thousands more who are struggling with death would have been given a chance. I appeal to all Greek colleagues to come and join us in our efforts to help.

Another team from Doctors without borders is leaving for Haiti. The team consists of Iro Varsami, a bio-pathologist, Mina Vulgaridi pulmonary diseases specialist and the anaesthesiologist Nicky Vulgaridi. Since January 15 the organization Doctors without borders has opened bank accounts in Marfin Egnatia Bank, Alpha Bank and Ethniki Bank for people who want to donate money for the purchase of antibiotics, antipyretics, anti-diarrhoea medicines and other first aid materials. If you want to transfer money through your credit card, you can call 2103213150. 

Tags: Earthquake Haiti Doctors without borders Greece Aid
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