11 January, 2006
The total amount of aid provided by Greece for the handling of the humanitarian crisis in southeastern Asia is expected to exceed 3.5 euros per person, and ranks among the biggest contributions internationally in accordance with the population, according to data publicized by the foreign ministry.
The concise account provided by the foreign ministry shows that the total amount of aid is expected to exceed 37.5 million euros.
The contribution includes two phases of humanitarian aid given bilaterally (16 million euros) and multilaterally through international organizations (10 million euros), as well as the third phase with a commitment for development activities amounting to 11.5 million euros covering the 2005-2007 period. The phase is already under way.
The data was publicized on the occasion of the first anniversary of the "successful intervention by Hellenic Aid", the foreign ministry said in an announcement.
Source: Athens News Agency