First Relief Shipments On The Ground In The Philippines

Published on 08 October 2009

 First flight to leave the UNHRD base in Brindisi.

Copyright: WFP/UNHRD

Earlier this week, as residents of the Philippines began cleaning up the destruction wrought by Typhoon Ketsana, the UNHRD team in Brindisi was busy loading and dispatching relief supplies to the area. After several days of transit the supplies are now on the ground and currently being distributed through the appropriate channels.

The first shipment consisted of blankets, generators, water tanks and various other items donated by the Italian government all of which were loaded onboard an Airbus A-310. The flight was chartered through the team in Brindisi by the Italian government and departed from the UNHRD base on Oct 5th.

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