WFP Charters Boeing 747 To Deliver Critical Humanitarian Supplies To The Philippines

Published on 09 October 2009

 Boeing 747 being loaded at UNHRD base in Brindisi.

Copyright: WFP/UNHRD

A second load of humanitarian relief items has touched down in Manila. A Boeing 747, chartered by the WFP Aviation unit, was loaded with 96 metric tonnes of relief items by our colleagues at the UNHRD base in Brindisi before it departed for the Philippines.

The shipment included first aid kits, generators, inflatable boats and high energy biscuits (HEB's) which are now being distributed to beneficiaries on the ground. Typhoon Ketsana savaged the Philippines when it swept through SE Asia early last week.

Special thanks to the WFP Aviation unit and the UNHRD team in Brindisi!

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