Fire destroys aid donated for Ukrainians in Greece
A fire early Thursday destroyed 20 tonnes of clothes and blankets donated in Greece for war-hit Ukrainian refugees, an aid group said.
The fire broke out in a storage area outside the Peace and Friendship indoor stadium near the port of Piraeus, the fire department said.
“People come here every day to donate. I am very sorry to be in this situation, to see donations destroyed,” Ioannis Spanolios, founder of aid group Oloi Mazi Boroume, said at the charred site, fighting back tears.
A fire spokesperson said the blaze had been extinguished and the causes were under investigation. Nobody was hurt.
A haul of medicine and food was unharmed, aid coordinator Irina Bortnyk told AFP.
Greece is hosting over 30,000 refugees from Ukraine, including nearly 8,000 minors.