TNT Express airlifts aid for Somalia
Amsterdam, August 8, 2011
TNT Express has uplifted 45 tons of emergency food aid to Nairobi, Kenya, to help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) feed thousands of children in neighboring Somalia.
A Boeing 767 aircraft containing more than 3,000 boxes of supplementary plumpy, a nutrition product for malnourished children, took off today (August 8) at 10am CET from TNT’s hub in Liege, Belgium.
The plane is expected to land in Nairobi today at 6.50pm CET. The aid arriving in Kenya will be moved later to the affected areas in Somalia for distribution.
Today's shipment should enable WFP to treat 6,000 malnourished children for three months as part of the agency’s programme to feed 1.5 million people in Somalia, a statement said.
TNT Express has been a transport and logistics partner of WFP since 2002, offering in-kind support in the form of airlifts, warehouses and logistics experts. – TradeArabia News Service