UNICEF relief flight to Africa

Panalpina, the Swiss logistics company with branches in more than 80 countries has a seasonal tradition of offering its air charter expertise to UNICEF. As with last year, it has assisted UNICEF by flying relief aid to Africa to help children in South Sudan.

A consignment of relief aid left Belgium with items such as health and education kits as well as therapeutic milk to fight malnutrition, supplied by UNICEF, that amounted to nearly 70 tonnes. The Panalpina chartered MD-11 freighter took off from Liège (Belgium) in the afternoon of 5 December and arrived in Entebbe (Uganda) in the middle of the night on 6 December. The cargo is now being transported by trucks to South Sudan.

“I am very pleased that we have again partnered with UNICEF and donated a relief flight to Africa. We have done this for the sixth time now, instead of making gifts to customers and employees before Christmas. The relief flights have become a tradition whereby we offer our air charter expertise and bring some respite to those who are less fortunate than us, especially children,” says Panalpina’s CEO, Stefan Karlen.

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