The Mistelbacher Weltladen and EZA (a development corporation in Fair Trade) donated 250 kg of rice to Syrian refugees in Mistelbach, Austria.
The association also collected food like potato and onion from stores and place them in an old warehouse. Then its members proceeded to the distribution of food, once a week, to refugees from Syria who needed primary care. The Green Net Cooperative had also shown solidarity with refugees in Austria and had made available flour and Thai rice to refugees.
This initiative of the EZA, in collaboration with local initiatives for refugees, involved several volunteers and many months of work to assist asylum seekers. “As a professional in fair trade, we must work together to help these desperate people and also fight against global injustice,” said the Director-General Anna Glanz.
The Mistelbach district is a territorial subdivision in the northeast of Austria in so-called Lower Austria, one of Austria’s nine Federal States. It is located roughly 40 km northeast of Austria’s capital Vienna.
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