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EU supports the Kenyan Red Cross for its response to Westgate hostage crisis

EU supports the Kenyan Red Cross for its response to Westgate hostage crisis - Photo credit: Ibrahim Malla - ItRc
25/09/2013  - 

The European Commission is making aid available to the Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRSC) in solidarity with the victims of the tragic incident in the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi.

"We are responding with €25 000 to a request by the Kenyan Red Cross Society at this difficult moment. They are doing an excellent job through first aid, ambulance and referral services, tracing and reuniting lost family members and psychological support," Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said.

The EU assistance will help the Kenyan Red Cross society in its current efforts to give referral and blood donation services, provide community- based health care and boost the psycho-social care for the people affected by the Nairobi incident.