28 July, 2018

Greece: Wildfires

Snapshot

Ninety-one people have been killed and more than 4,100 people have been affected by the worst wildfires to hit Greece in 100 years. The Hellenic Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) ask for your support to help the traumatised survivors.

The wildfires that ripped through the Attica region of Greece in late July were a worst-case scenario due to the high-density forest in the area, strong winds, and high temperatures.

This appeal – for 2 million Swiss francs – will enable the Hellenic Red Cross and IFRC to support 7,100 of the most vulnerable survivors for nine months. The operation will include support in health, livelihoods, protection and disaster risk reduction, community engagement and accountability, and National Society development.

IFRC Appeal

The Hellenic Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) need your support to help thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by the worst wildfires to hit Greece in 100 years.

2 million Swiss francs needed
to provide urgent humanitarian support 7,100

Our impact

The volunteers and staff of the Hellenic Red Cross responded to the disaster from its outset and are still supporting the survivors. The Red Cross was active in providing first aid and medical support, as well as search and rescue, during the emergency phase. It is continuing to offer psychosocial support and Restoring Family Links services.

Key figures

7,100
People in desperate need of help

2 million
Swiss francs needed

91
People reported dead

187
People injured