Blankets, camp beds and sleeping bags destined for Japan are staying in storage in Slovakia for the time being, the TASR newswire reported on Monday, March 21 because the supplies, worth €33,000, are too heavy to be taken by air transport to Japan.
"This means that of the five EU countries originally set to send humanitarian aid (Slovakia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Denmark) only two will do so – the Netherlands and Denmark," TASR was told by the Interior Ministry. The aid package will be kept in storage until transport is available.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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22. Mar 2011 at 10:00