The Antwerp World Diamond Centre recently
announced that it started several actions to support the Belgian Consortium for
Emergency Relief, 1212.
“Our organization wants to help the people
living in the Horn of Africa by raising money for the Consortium 1212,”
Ari Epstein, CEO of the AWDC, said in a statement. “To my mind, it is opportune
that the diamond community shows that diamonds also have a heart. “
The AWDC has invited its clients to increase the
amount on their invoice 5 euros. AWDC will transfer those euros to the relief
fund. If the AWDC collects more than 2,500 euros by the end of September, it
will contribute another 2,500 euros.
The AWDC also opened a special bank account for
diamond companies to donate.