The Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action from Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has confirmed that, in response to the earthquake that recently hit Albania, Luxembourg is contributing €100,000 worth of humanitarian aid.
Luxembourg's Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Paulette Lenert, announced the €100,000 contribution following the emergency appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
This money will go towards helping the victims of the earthquake that hit the Tirana and Durrës regions in Albania on 26 November 2019. The earthquake left 51 people dead and around 900 wounded. Nearly 5,000 people lost their homes.
In this context, Luxembourg's financial contribution will be primarily devoted to the establishment of emergency shelters.