Humanitarian Aid for Argentina Flood Disaster
Brunel Air Cargo handled a shipment of humanitarian aid to Buenos Aires on Wednesday 21st February 2018 for the IFRC in Argentina.
The cargo consisted of water sanitation equipment to a stricken region in Northern Argentina where there is severe flooding and support is needed. Intense rainfall of 290 mm in Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena, caused flooding that isolated zones across the city as well as cutting the electricity supply and causing the collapse of the sewerage system. Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena is in Chaco Province 1,100 km from Buenos Aires, and 1,134 people have been evacuated since the rains started in late January 2018.
Brunel Air Cargo partnered with Aerolineas Argentinas to support this relief mission from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires via their hub in Cancun. The equipment was donated by Rotary charity Worldwaterworks Ltd (www.watersurvivalbox.org) in the UK by Director of Operations Hugo Pike OBE. The Rotary Water-Survival Box is essential to protect the local people from water borne diseases in this stricken region and helps to create stability too which the IFRC are working hard to accomplish.
Commercial Director of Brunel Air Cargo, Mark Scanlon comments “We received the call from our customer to provide solution to expedite the shipment containing 10 pallets of Water-Survival Boxes at a moment’s notice, and the shipment was booked on the next available flight out.
Our experience within the time critical arena has always been essential and why our clients trust that Brunel Air Cargo can deliver on their promises 24/7/365.