Delivering critical aid to Haiti
As doctors and nurses on the frontlines work to treat those affected by the deadly earthquake in Haiti, FedEx is working with multiple humanitarian agencies to deliver aid where it’s needed most. Through a collaboration with non-profit organization Direct Relief, FedEx transported via charter aircraft $8million worth of prescription medications, IV solutions, emergency medical backpacks, and other supplies into the disaster zone in Haiti.
On the second dedicated charter flight, FedEx delivered an emergency field response hospital for International Medical Corps. This mobile hospital is a self-sufficient outpatient health facility that has the trained staff, supplies, and systems needed to provide a wide range of medical services for up to three months.
In addition to the charter flights, FedEx is also working with other relief agencies, including World Central Kitchen and Water Mission, to help provide hot meals, clean drinking water, and other necessary supplies to those in Haiti affected by this natural disaster.
“Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti,” said Richard Smith, regional president of The Americas and Executive Vice President, Global Support for FedEx Express. “It is clear the need for help is urgent, and we are proud to be able to use our global network to bring life-saving resources to the area.”
These relief efforts are part of the company’s FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative, where the company uses its global network and unparalleled logistics expertise to help organizations with mission-critical needs in times of disaster. The delivery of the lifesaving supplies is also part of the company’s FedEx Cares 50 by 50 goal to positively impact 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023.
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Photo credit: International Medical Corps