Boeing has again partnered with Qatar Airways and the non-profit global health and disaster relief organization, AmeriCares to deliver a second consignment of relief supplies to areas in Pakistan that are still recovering from the massive floods that ravaged the country in August. The first shipment was delivered in September 2010.
A consignment of about 35,000 pounds (15.8 metric tons) of medical supplies was loaded into the cargo hold of the new Boeing 777-300ER delivered to Qatar Airways. The airline will subsequently ship the relief goods from Doha, Qatar to Pakistan.
"This is the second time this year that Boeing is partnering with Qatar Airways and AmeriCares to bring relief to the people who are still suffering from the aftereffects of the floods," said Liz Warman, director of Global Corporate Citizenship – Northwest Region, Boeing. "Providing timely medical care is critical; though the floods have receded, the after effects such as sickness and disease continue to affect the people in these disaster zones."
Over the years, Boeing and airline partners as well as non-profit partners in the Humanitarian Delivery Flights (HDF) program have collaborated on many humanitarian missions and the Boeing 777-300ER was used on a number of those missions.