More NATO humanitarian relief flights to Pakistan’s flood victims

  • Last updated: 07 Oct. 2010 16:18

A B 747 transport aircraft arrived in Pakistan yesterday, 30 September, with around 110 tons of high energy biscuits donated by the World Food Programme (WFP). The goods were transported from Izmir, Turkey, to Islamabad airport. Also yesterday, a Trainer Cargo Aircraft from the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (AWACS) arrived in Islamabad with around five tons of food, clothing and medical supplies donated by an NGO.

A Trainer Cargo Aircraft from the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (AWACS) arrived in Islamabad on 20 September 2010 with around 17 tons of relief goods. In addition to water purification systems, including one donated by NATO, the aircraft also carrried tents, beds and blankets donated by the German government.

Cargo arrived in Islamabad

Earlier this week, on 25 and 26 September, two B747 transport aircraft flew to Islamabad with relief goods. One aircraft transported 84 tons worth of baby food donated by the World Food Programme (WFP) from New York and another aircraft flew from Izmir with 100 tons worth of high energy biscuits, also donated by the World Food Programme (WFP).

Finally, on 24 September, an Airbus A 200 F flying from Sana’a International Airport in Yemen arrived in Islamabad with around 35 tons of mosquito nets donated by the World Health Organization (WHO). And a Trainer Cargo Aircraft from the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (AWACS) arrived on the same day in Islamabad with around 28 tons of baby food and high energy biscuits donated by NGOs.

The goods delivered were part of the international community’s overall effort to support the victims of the flood disaster in Pakistan. The North Atlantic Council decided in August to provide airlift and sealift assistance for the delivery of donations by nations and humanitarian relief organizations, in response to a request by the Government of Pakistan.