In the wake of the Port of Beirut explosions, which have devastated many parts of Lebanon’s capital city, many countries, and airlines, are standing with Lebanon to provide critical emergency relief and aid to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the blasts.
Emirates SkyCargo plans to ramp up their freighter operations to Lebanon, by dedicating over 50 flights to deliver much needed airlift to the country.
Emirates is providing people around the world the opportunity to donate cash or pledge their Skywards Miles via the Emirates Airline Foundation. For every donation, cargo capacity will be provided for humanitarian organisations to transport critical medical equipment, supplies, food and other emergency relief goods directly to Beirut through Emirates SkyCargo.
“People from all corners of the globe have been sending their support to Lebanon, and we are proud to facilitate a means for them to tangibly and proactively assist the Lebanese people with relief and recovery efforts on the ground during this difficult time.”HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has transported 16 tonnes of aid from the government of the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon.
The aid was flown in by an Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300/ER, registration A6-ETG, on 6th August, following an explosion at Beirut’s port earlier this week.
In total, Morocco has sent 18 aircraft to Beirut; surpassing other nations in their relief effort, according to Morocco World News.
Two days after the explosion Moroccan aircraft transported 295 tons of basic food supplies, 10 tons of medical equipment and 11 tons of special equipment to aid in tackling coronavirus.
Morocco also donated medical supplies and food products (including canned food, powdered milk, oil, sugar and more) in addition to tents and blankets for hospitals.
From following tweets, Qatar Airways Cargo is actively involved in sending cargo aid to Lebanon.
Approximately 75,000 pounds of humanitarian aid donations, bound for Beirut, Lebanon, have been loaded on to a Qatari Emiri Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
Over the last week, US military families and the local community in Qatar worked together to collect donations of food, clothing, diapers and toiletries to support the people of Lebanon.