Browse through our Interesting Nodes of Greek Sports & Clubs A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Saturday, 24 August 2019
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Interesting Nodes
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts

Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-07-26

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Cyprus News Agency at <>




    Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs George Lillikas expressed Cyprus` readiness to contribute towards efforts to send humanitarian aid to civilians in war-ravaged Lebanon.

    Speaking at the international conference in Rome on Lebanon, Lillikas referred to the human dimension of the conflict, pointing out the need for humanitarian aid to the civilians in the battered country.

    ``Cyprus is ready to contribute in a substantial and constructive manner to sending humanitarian aid to Lebanon,`` the Cypriot Minister noted, according to an official press release.

    He also pointed out Cyprus` role in the evacuation of foreign nationals from Lebanon, assisting the repatriation of a total of 40,000 persons so far.

    ``In the framework of this effort and in collaboration with the UN, the Red Cross and the aid of the European Commission, Cyprus has set up the necessary infrastructure and mechanisms, which are at the disposal of our partners in the EU, aiming at repatriating an additional number of persons,`` Lillikas added.

    During the conference, the Foreign Ministers representing countries from all over the world as well as representatives from international organisations focused on the human dimension of the conflict, the urgent need for the termination of the hostilities, and discussed the possibility for deploying an international peace force in Lebanon.

    ``The proposals and suggestions by the participants constitute a good basis for the presentation of a solid proposal aiming at the termination of hostilities and the creation and deployment of an international peace force in the country,`` Lillikas said.


    A Cypriot team of Doctors of the World, currently in Lebanon, witnessed today the deteriorating situation of the civilians in northern Lebanon where heavy fighting between Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli forces are taking place.

    Cypriot MP and child surgeon Eleni Theocharous told CNA that the team is currently offering medical assistance at a refugee camp in Sidon, where a new refugee camp has been created for refugees converging to the area, using the city`s schools as refuse.

    ``The situation in the schools is dramatic beyond the limits of human conception,`` Theocharous said, adding that people are lying on the floors while there is no infrastructure and the hygiene conditions are simply non-existent.

    Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    cna2html v2.01 run on Wednesday, 26 July 2006 - 19:39:12 UTC