In response to the war in Ukraine, IAG Cargo worked alongside American-based NGO, Project Hope, to fly critical aid into the region. Project Hope has focussed on health and humanitarian assistance around the globe for 60 years.
So what happens to the supplies that IAG Cargo flies out, and what are the logistical challenges of moving aid? To find out this and more, our Head of Marketing and External Communications, Matthew Gardiner, spoke with Vice President of Project Hope, Chris Skopec. Listen in below.
In March and April IAG Cargo worked with leading charities including the Red Cross, Project Hope and SEPLA Ayuda and its sister airlines Iberia, British Airways and Vueling to transport aid for Ukraine. The business donated the capacity to transport 125 tonnes of aid, including blankets, kitchen equipment, and medical supplies.
IAG Cargo has previously supported other humanitarian efforts, including two shipments of medical aid to India in 2021 during a peak in COVID-19 cases in the country, and 20 tonnes of aid to Haiti following the 2021 earthquake, when the business worked with the UK government to transport shelter kits and solar powered lanterns for up to 1,300 families.
You can help the people of Ukraine too. Please consider making a donation to Project Hope.