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UNICEF Launches Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative

Johanna Koyser
17.02.2021
2 minutes

Access to medicines and vaccines works easily and smoothly in many countries around the world. However, there are also countries where the supply of such important goods does not run smoothly. But especially in the Corona pandemic, it is of particular importance that a functioning supply of vaccines and medicines is also available in these countries. UNICEF has now founded the Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative for this purpose.

Sixteen leading cargo airlines worldwide have joined the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. The goal: to guarantee the safe transport of vaccines and other life-saving goods worldwide. Participating airlines have committed to prioritizing cargo flights for this purpose. Among others, Cargolux, Air France/KLM, Emirates Skycargo, Lufthansa Cargo and United Airlines are part of the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.

This initiative is fully aligned with the airline’s values and it was therefore natural for us to take part in this project. We look forward to leveraging our expertise in the field to provide seamless and secure transport for these life-saving products.

Richard Forson, CEO Cargolux

The UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative demonstrates once again that aviation worldwide holds together even in difficult times. Even after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative will continue to provide medical supplies to people around the world.

Picture © UNICEF

by Johanna Koyser

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