Airbus’s Foundation and Action Against Hunger, based in France, has lent the services of an Airbus A330 test aircraft to assist with the transportation of 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Haiti. The supplies were flown to Port-Au-Prince where they will then be distributed by various NGOs to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said: “Providing help to the victims of the devastating typhoon which struck Haiti last week is one of the Airbus Foundation’s highest priorities today and it is especially important to us to help the victims regain access to clean water.”
The flight took water sanitation equipment, stocks of drinkable water, household kits and family kits for hygiene into the country, along with 29 French security officials and other aid workers. This is the 48th humanitarian flight that the Foundation has facilitated since its inception. The Airbus Helicopter Foundation is also operating in the country, providing logistical support for NGOs on the ground.