NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

20 Sep. 2010

NATO continues to airlift relief goods to help Pakistan’s flood victims

A Trainer Cargo Aircraft from the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (AWACS) arrived in Islamabad this week 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.

The goods were delivered on 20 September and 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.