GLOBAL aviation services group Air Partner has flown 90 tonnes of food (50 of which was frozen) to the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR), where ethnic and sectarian violence has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced and in need of humanitarian aid.
The provisions were airlifted on a B747F charter flight from Liége, Belgium to Bangui M’Poko International Airport, in support of the UN’s peacekeeping project MINUSCA.
Bangui is an extremely challenging airport to access, as it is severely underserved by scheduled air services and suffers from a lack of fuel, reveals Air Partner.
“However in consultation with the carrier [we worked with], we were was able to overcome the logistical challenges and ensure a maximum uplift,” says a statement.
Richard Smith, director of freight at Air Partner, comments: “We are delighted that we were able to leverage our extensive experience of arranging time-critical operations to logistically challenging destinations in support of the MINUSCA Project.
“In circumstances such as these, time is of the essence and ensuring that food supplies reach those in need as quickly as possible is our top priority.”
The charter company has a significant track record of facilitating humanitarian missions, which includes transporting more than 2000 tonnes of medical supplies, aid and hospital building supplies in response to the African Ebola crisis and 300 tonnes of provisions to the Nepalese people hit by two earthquakes earlier this year.
This latest mission to CAR, was carried on behalf of global consultancy firm, Ecolog International.
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