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03 October, 2023
 
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Cyprus launches campaign for earthquake victims

Collection campaign across districts for humanitarian aid for earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey

Source: CNA

Cyprus’ Commissioner for the Citizen announced on Wednesday a campaign for the collection of humanitarian aid for the people affected by the deadly earthquake in Syria and Turkey, which will run between February 9 and 17.

The campaign is launched in cooperation with the Civil Defence with the support of local government, as well as other organisations.

Members of the public may donate canned food, cereal, biscuits, rusk, flour, pasta, baby formula and food. Sleeping bags, blankets, winter clothes and shoes, personal hygiene items, detergents/cleaning items and diapers for children and adults are also accepted.

Collection points have been designated in all districts.

Sleeping bags, blankets, winter clothes and shoes, personal hygiene items, detergents/cleaning items and diapers for children and adults are also accepted

In addition, several businesses and organisations announced their own campaigns for the collection of money and items for those affected.

Cyprus Airways announced it will reserve space on its scheduled flights to Beirut while is willing to organise special relief flights to carry the necessary cargo to the areas that need the most support. It also said its airplanes are available to governments and charity organisations to transport goods, medicine and rescue teams or equipment.

The Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council (PVCC) announced it has launched a fundraiser, urging people to donate through two bank accounts, the Bank of Cyprus (357015667368) and Hellenic Bank (105-11-137244-01). Nicosia Municipality said it was supporting this initiative, urging groups that wish to help, to do so, through the PVCC.

The Bank of Cyprus’ SupportCY network said it has informed the competent state services that it is ready, if and when requested, to provide equipment such as (electrical generators) and medical supplies.

AKEL, along with Laiko Kinima, and trade union PEO, also launched a campaign for the collection of essential items and medicines at PEO’s central and district offices, but also money 11601G4415703 Hellenic Bank (IBAN CY480050011600011601G4415703) 

Collection Points for the campaign announced by the Commissioner for the Citizen

Nicosia District

Municipality of Nicosia: "Pallouriotissa Old Market"Cultural Center 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 22797691 / 22797694 / 22797866

Strovolos Town Hall, 08:00-14:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 22470460

Latsia Town Hall 08:00-14:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 97881151

Lakatamia Town Hall 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 22364081

Cyprus Red Cross – Nicosia: (behind Prodromou Post Office) 08:00-15:00 Monday - Friday Tel.: 22664988

Limassol District

Municipality of Limassol: Social Grocery Store of the Municipality of Limassol 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 99728871

Old Town Hall of Germasogeia 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 25879810

Ypsonas Town Hall 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 25395600

Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council - Limassol office, Agia Phyla 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 25737761

Larnaca District

Polydynamo Social Welfare Centre of the Municipality of Larnaca (former Community Center, next to the First Primary School of Agios Lazaros) 08:30-14:30 Monday-Friday Tel.: 99817979

Livadia City Hall 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 24821740

Aradippou City Hall 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 24811050

Civil Defence Larnaca District Office (former Petrakis Kyprianou Camp) 08:00-14 :00 Monday – Friday Tel.: 24802034

Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council - Larnaca office Hours: 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 24650525

Famagusta District

Municipality of Paralimni: Spiritual Center of Agios Dimitrios (next to church) 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 23819119

Deryneia Town Hall 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 23811000

Municipality of Sotira: Polydynamo Center of Sotira 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 99383098

Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council - Famagusta office, Liopetri 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 99124521

Famagusta Civil Defence District Office, Paralimni 08:00 - 14:30 Tel.: 23815151

Paphos District

Paphos Civil Defence District Office Hours: 08:00-14:00 Tel.: 26818470

Polis Chrysochous Town Hall 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 26321321

Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council - Paphos office, Anavargos 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 26953725

Mountainous areas

Trimiklini Community Council Offices 08:00-15:00 Tel.: 25432605

Offices of the Community Council of Agios Ambrosios 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday Tel.: 25942205

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