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Photos: Canadian Red Cross shipping relief items to aid refugees in Germany

Supplies being loaded onto cargo plane
Red Cross relief items are shipped to Germany via cargo plane from Ontario. Photo: Meaghan Milne / Canadian Red Cross
Stockpile of relief items in Quebec
Stockpile of relief items in Quebec
Conrad Sauvé with German Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross president and CEO, Conrad Sauvé, during a visit to see the German Red Cross response to the refugee crisis.
Volunteers load up truck
Volunteers load supplies being shipped from Quebec to the German Red Cross.
Volunteers loading truck in Ontario
Volunteers in Ontario load blankets and cots being shipped to the German Red Cross. Photo: Meaghan Milne / Canadian Red Cross
Truck from Government of Quebec
Supplies shipped from Quebec to the German Red Cross.
Refugee camp in Germany
Camp for refugees in Germany recently visited by Canadian Red Cross president and CEO, Conrad Sauvé.


The Canadian Red Cross is shipping 20,000 relief items (cots and blankets) to support the German Red Cross response to the refugee crisis.

The German Red Cross is providing assistance at camps and reception centres, which has seen a large influx of refugees from Syria and other neighbouring countries in recent days.

The president and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross, Conrad Sauvé, visited refugee camps in Germany this week and described the situation as intensifying and that much more aid would be needed.

“No single country can bear the burden of this humanitarian crisis alone.  A collaborative approach involving countries, humanitarian actors, and the global community is needed to respond to ever-growing needs,” says Conrad Sauvé.

The cots and blankets are part of Canadian Red Cross stock held in Ontario and stock from the Government of Quebec managed by the Canadian Red Cross in Montreal. Volunteers assisted in the effort this weekend to expedite these relief items to Germany.

Canadians can make help by donating to the Refugee Crisis fund. The government of Canada is matching eligible donations.

 
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