Athens/Budapest/Geneva, 04 March 2020—The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Francesco Rocca, has travelled today to Greece. Mr Rocca will be advocating for increased support for Greece to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation at its land and sea borders, and for the humane treatment of those seeking international protection.

Today Mr Rocca will meet with Hellenic Red Cross volunteers, staff and leadership, and hold talks with Government officials. Tomorrow he will visit Greek’s land border with Turkey, near Evros, and on Friday he will travel to Lesvos island.

Mr Rocca will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday 5 March, 2020
Where: Kastanies border crossing, Evros
When: 12 noon Greece time

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To request an interview with Mr Rocca or for more information, please contact:

In Greece: Tommaso Della Longa, +41 797 084 367, tommaso.dellalonga@ifrc.org
In Budapest: Corinne Ambler, +36 704 306 506, corinne.ambler@ifrc.org

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