By 31.10.2013 the funds received in the Bulgarian Red Cross bank account for refugee support are 71 032,99 BGN. The Bulgarian Red Cross has provided the following humanitarian aid to the refugees:
Tomorrow, 29 October 2013 /Tuesday/ at 1 p.m. BRC teams will provide hot soup for refugees, accommodated in the refugee centre in Sofia in “Vrajdebna”. On 30 October 2013 /Wednesday/ again at 1 p.m. hot soup will be provided in the other refugee centre in Sofia - “Voenna rampa”.
On October, 10, 2013 (Thursday) at 11.00, a BRC team will give blankets, disinfection and cleaning materials, sanitary and hygiene materials, pillows and household linen.
On the invitation of the BRC leadership, Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Response arrived in Bulgaria to acquaint personally with the present situation due to the refugee stream of people to our country.
After the humanitarian assessment by the crisis team of the RC/RC in the refugee centres, was requested assistance from IFRC/RC in Geneva. The received assistance at the amount of 172 725 CHF is as result of activation of the “Fund for immediate support” of IFRC/RC.
In connection with the constantly increasing stream of refugees to Bulgaria, complicated humanitarian situation and increasing needs for financial support to cope with the crisis, the National Committee of BRC took a decision to cancel the planned activities in relation with its 135 anniversary of the organization.
By 01.10.2013 the funds received in the Bulgarian Red Cross bank account for refugee support are 12 045 BGN.