The Civil Protection Department has travelled and donated a collection of pillows and sleeping bags to Lithuania as part of a humanitarian aid project. This was the fourth donation done by the department in the past few months as earlier this year, face shields were donated to Nepal, antigen tests to Tunisia and a number of COVID-19 vaccine doses and antigen tests to Libya.
The donation of sleeping bags and pillows arrived in Lithuania last Tuesday through a special and direct flight organised specifically for this aim. This voyage was done with the full support of the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Malta International Airport and AirMalta also aided and supported this voyage.
The initiative was done through the collaboration of the EU mechanism DG ECHO and ERCC (Emergency Response Coordination Centre). The donation cost amounted to over €57,000, of which €25,000 will be paid through the aforementioned mechanism.
The General Director of the Civil Protection Department Emanuel Psaila sated that the department invested more than €800,000 just last year for apparatus and other equipment to aid in humanitarian initiatives. This also serves as a backup in case any humanitarian crises hit any country. He encouraged more humanitarian work to occur in order to seal connections of this type between various countries.
Photo Source: Civil Protection Department Communications