Cruise giants donate funds to refugee relief

AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have donated €200,000 to benefit refugees who have sought asylum in Italy and Germany. 

“The current situation is an exceptional challenge for the whole of Europe. The fate of the refugees concerns all of us. Hundreds of thousands of people who have left everything behind them need all the support we can give them. For us it is a question of humanity to provide help now, fast, and without red tape,” says Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group.

AIDA Cruises has donated €100,000 to German aid organisation alliance, Aktion Deutschland hilft. “For us, integration and willingness to help are enshrined in our corporate culture. We want to provide active help that is received where it is most urgently needed,” said AIDA President Felix Eichhorn.

Aktion Deutschland hilft supports refugees in Germany among other things with integrating and orienting themselves but also provide active help in the arrival countries all around the Mediterranean Sea as well as in the countries of origin of the refugees.

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