Air Canada freighter moves aid to Ukraine

Air Canada employee volunteers packed emergency food kits and other response supplies destined for Ukraine. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

On the night of 26 April, Air Canada’s new 767 freighter departed from Toronto to Frankfurt, transporting 50 tonnes of aid for Ukraine on behalf of Airlink, and GlobalMedic.

GlobalMedic response teams managed the distribution of supplies to treat people who have been displaced by the conflict, whose homes have been destroyed, and those injured, expanding the capacity of hospitals in border regions to provide care.

Some 100 Air Canada employees also volunteered their time to pack emergency family food kits being sent by GlobalMedic.

Non-profit disaster logistics expert Airlink helps remove the cost of air transportation as a barrier to NGOs responding to disasters and other humanitarian crises. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, it has transported more than 135 tonnes of aid and 221 relief workers for 20 non-profit organizations.


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