In the end of December 2016, the amount of 291 safety helmets, 60 safety belts and 27 stretchers have arrived from Switzerland in Georgia. The items were donated by a Swiss civil protection organisation through Swiss Red Cross to Georgia Red Cross Society. This equipment will be used by the community volunteer teams established - within Dipecho- and Austrian Development Cooperation funded programmes - in Racha, Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti, Imereti and Kakheti regions respectively, as well as in Tbilisi, in order to serve to save affected people’s lives during man-made and natural disasters.
Big thanks to Swiss Red Cross for the donation, and to the Austrian logistics company Gebrüder Weiss – through its regional hub in Tbilisi – for transporting the goods from Switzerland to Georgia!