A C-130 aircraft departed, today, Sunday, September 17, from Elefsina Air Base, bound for El Beida la Abraq Airport in the city of Bayda, to transport humanitarian aid to Libya.

As announced by the GEETHA, the mission is part of the assistance of the Armed Forces, and it involves medical and nursing staff of the Health Department of the GEETHA as well as health personnel of the Special Warfare Command of the GEETHA, properly trained to provide first aid and health Battlefield and Special Operations coverage.

The assistance of the Armed Forces, the announcement adds, also consists in the provision of two tons of supplies and essential items, and one ton of pharmaceutical material.

The departure process of the mission was supervised by the commander of the GEETHA Faculty, Lt. Gen. Dimitrios Houpis.

The Armed Forces continue to assist decisively in dealing with the effects of the bad weather “Daniel” in our country, but at the same time they stand by and sympathize with the trying people of Libya who were hit with unprecedented severity by the same natural disaster, the announcement concludes.