As communities in Mozambique and neighboring countries fight to recover from the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai, 19,000 pounds of aid is headed their way, thanks to the generosity of Airlink partner Qatar Airways.
The aid transported for MedShare and Save the Children, which included hygiene kits for women and girls and medical supplies, departed John F. Kennedy Airport in New York this morning.
Women and children are among the most vulnerable disaster survivors. For Airlink partner Save the Children, the organization’s support is helping to provide families with basic necessities as they recover from the physical and psychological impacts of the crisis.
“By generously providing transportation for relief supplies, Airlink is enabling Save the Children to get these critical items to those families and children who need it most, as quickly as possible,” said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. “We are grateful to Airlink for helping us respond to the urgent crisis Cyclone Idai has caused for children in Mozambique.”
Prior to today’s flight, Airlink transported 30,000 pounds of supplies and 47 relief workers responding to the disaster. Cash donations from Airlink supporters and assistance from Kenya Airways, South African Airways and United Airlines made those flights possible.
Due to continued need and requests from partners to transport additional aid and relief workers, Airlink is raising funds to support future flights and operations. Please donate.