Hungary’s disaster management authority OKF sent a consignment including tents, camp beds, blankets, sleeping beds and self-heating food packages worth 11 million forints (EUR 33,000) to Albania on Thursday to help recovery efforts in the wake of earthquakes and flash floods that recently hit Durres County in northwestern Albania.
Tristan Azbej, the state secretary in charge of helping persecuted Christians and the implementation of the Hungary Helps programme, told the launch event in the OKF that Hungary had reacted without delay to a call for help from Albania.
Albanian Ambassador in Budapest Arian Spasse expressed thanks to the Hungarian government and the disaster management authority for the consignment.
Albania’s government asked for help on Tuesday through the European Union’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre. Durres County was hit by earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.6 and 5.1 on the Richter scale on Saturday.