Hamburg Sends Humanitarian Aid to Quake-Hit Areas of Croatia

A second convoy with humanitarian aid for people in the Croatian areas hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on 29 December set out from Hamburg for Croatia on Tuesday.

Croatia’s consul-general in Hamburg, Kristijan Tušek, said that the Hamburg fire department today sent the emergency medical service in Sisak an ambulance, and the cost of its transport to Croatia had been covered by Croatian business people from Hamburg.

On Monday, the first shipment of humanitarian aid from Hamburg, consisting of tents, toiletries, transformers and other items, arrived at the Civil Protection logistics centre in Jastrebarsko outside Zagreb.

The mayor of the city-state of Hamburg, Peter Tschentscher, expressed solidarity with the residents of the quake-hit areas.

Consul-general Tušek thanked the Hamburg Senate, the Croatian business community in Hamburg and members of the Croat emigrant initiative “Hamburg helps Croatia” for helping in the project with their work and donations.

Around 7,000 residents of Hamburg are of Croat descent.

 

Source: Total Croatia News