Current Situation Overview
Immediate Humanitarian Needs
Airlink has extensive experience responding to tropical storms and hurricanes in this region, having provided airlift for humanitarian aid following Hurricane Maria five years ago. Airlink is currently working with relief partners who are on the ground assessing immediate needs and coordinating with others preparing their responses. Airlink is holding discussions with airline partners to determine the availability of donated airlift and accessibility of flights into the region. Airlink is prepared to provide immediate airlift to support search and rescue operations, aid assessments, and responses involving relief workers and humanitarian aid. Airlink will provide support through the recovery period as needed by our NGO partners.
One of the most critical elements of disaster response is needs assessment. Without this stage, it is likely the wrong aid will be sent and not address the needs of people and communities on the ground. Airlink has engaged its disaster response protocol and is working with our partner NGOs and airlines to marry needs to airlift and mobilize a sustainable supply chain.