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American Airlines gets vital aid to Haiti

[ January 24, 2023   //   ]

American Airlines Cargo is carrying more than 55 tons of medical supplies from Europe to Miami, for distribution to Haiti to help contain a cholera outbreak.

The carrier has partnered with Airlink, a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to bringing critical aid to communities in crisis.

Cholera, which spreads mainly through contaminated food and water, has sickened thousands of people in Haiti since the outbreak began in October 2022. The illness has worsened a humanitarian crisis caused by civil unrest that makes accessing supplies difficult for health care workers in the Caribbean country.

American will move PPE, clean water filters, nebulizers, blood tubes and other sterile items.

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