At City Plaza in Nicosia, where the group had been collecting, packing and storing donations for almost a month, a human chain was formed on Tuesday morning as UN soldiers and Nicosia municipality employees joined the CHSR volunteers to transfer the aid packages to the UN lorries.
The final destination of the items is the old Athens airport, where they will be distributed by non-governmental organisations, CHSR's Rosie Charalambous said.
Longterm exposure to lower levels leads to a buildup in the kidneys and possible kidney disease, lung damage, and fragile bones (CHSR, 2009).
Long term exposure can cause damage to liver, kidney circulatory and nerve tissues, as well as skin irritation (CHSR, 2009).
Engelhardt, who also serves as CHSR director, the institute eschews the traditional sheltered workshop approach to helping the handicapped.
Pizzabot is currently undergoing further testing and refinements by Carnegie Mellon's CHSR researchers at the Vocational Rehabilitation Center.
Criticising the EU, Yiorkadjis said the bloc should be ashamed for allowing the crisis to escalate to such an extent because "the problems didn't start yesterday" and although initiatives such as the CHSR were wonderful they only alleviated the symptoms but did not solve the problem, he said.
The CHSR has garnered over 1,000 likes on their Facebook page set up by James Mackay, who actually started it as an information point on how people could help charities working with refugees in Europe.
The appeal, started off by a group of concerned citizens calling themselves "Cypriots Helping Syrian Refugees" (CHSR), is a response to the massive refugee crisis engulfing the region.
"The goal is to fill a container for shipment to the island of Kos, where many refugees are arriving every day," the CHSR said.
Also, the Second Annual HSC Foundation Award recognizing the scientific work of emerging scholars to the field of CHSR
, particularly low-income urban children, will be presented during the luncheon.