WASHINGTON — AIRLINK continues to coordinate shipments of aid to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In partnership with the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America and Brussels Airlines, AIRLINK was able to send nearly 5,000 pounds of medical supplies to Freetown, Sierra Leone this week.
The situation we face in West Africa is a difficult one to traverse; the number of cases of Ebola is reported to have eclipsed 3,000 and the logistics chain is severely constricted. However, we are extremely lucky to have partners like Brussels Airlines that enable us to send critical aid, when both transportation to the area and supplies on the ground are so scarce.
The supplies reached Freetown, Sierra Leone on Monday, September 1, where they were cleared through customs and immediately sent out for distribution. We are incredibly grateful to Brussels Airlines, American Logistics Aid Network, and UPS for their work in making this move possible.