KEPA: Collection of food and money for the homeless in Lebanon

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The Office of the Commissioner for Volunteering and Non-Governmental Organizations has launched the Pancyprian Emergency Management Center at the State Fair, which will coordinate the entire effort to collect dry food and send it to Lebanon to give to the thousands of homeless.

According to a statement, the whole effort is made in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with constant communication with the Government of Lebanon. This initiative is supported by Municipalities, Communities, Private Bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations and civil society.

The Commissioner for Volunteering and NGOs, Giannis Giannakis, is also cooperating with the Cyprus Red Cross, which is in contact with the International Red Cross and the Lebanese Red Cross.

The items are collected based on real needs on the ground and in accordance with the requests of the Lebanese Government. These items are: Canned food (of all kinds), cereals, nuts and crackers, general purpose flour and baby milk powder.

The dry food collection process will start tomorrow Friday, August 7, 2020.

Dry food collection points for aid to Lebanon

Nicosia - Pancyprian Center for Humanitarian Aid Management, Nicosia State Exhibition, (After KEP, next entrance on the left, in the background at booth 59), Hours: 9.00 -17.00, Monday to Friday, Tel. 22524414.

Limassol - Municipality of Limassol, Social Grocery of the Municipality of Limassol, Street: Filellinon (parish of Agios Ioannis), Hours: 8.00 -15.00, Monday to Friday

Larnaca - Municipality of Larnaca, Municipal Parking - Tassos Mitsopoulos Street, (Makenzi area, opposite ice cream parlors), 8.30 to 14.00, Monday to Friday.

Paralimni - KEPA Agios Christoforos, Street: 50 Agiou Nektariou, Hours: 7.30 -14.00, Monday to Friday.

Paphos - Municipality of Paphos - Hall of Old Electricity, Hours: 8.00 - 14.00, Monday to Friday, Tel. 80006362.

It is noted that the Office of the Commissioner for Volunteering and NGOs will inform the public about changes in needs or in the process. For any information call 22400163 or 22524414.

Source: KYPE