25 Nov. 2010
NATO concludes airlift operations in support of the flood victims in Pakistan
NATO’s 90-day airlift operations in support of flood victims in Pakistan were brought to a close on 22 November in coordination with the Pakistani authorities and according to plan. During this period, the Alliance transported 1,020 tonnes of relief goods in a total of 24 airlift missions to Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi airports. NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) coordinated donations by NATO and Partner countries, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations
Following the floods, the North Atlantic Council decided in August to provide airlift and sealift for the delivery of aid donated by nations and humanitarian relief organizations, in response to a request by the Government of Pakistan.
NATO's support to flood relief efforts in Pakistan will now continue with the completion of the sealift delivery of NATO-donated bridging equipment until the end of year.