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FedEx delivers life-saving aid to Haiti

[ October 24, 2016   //   ]

More than 30 tons of critical aid is now on the ground in hurricane-stricken Haiti thanks to two FedEx charter flights.

Direct Relief filled a charter flight that took off from the Memphis World Hub and arrived in Port-au-Prince on 12 October 12 with supplies including medicines and medical equipment, hygiene kits and pop-up health facilities.

A second charter flight landed in Haiti on 13 October, filled with 35,000lbs of 11,000 hygiene kits, medicines and medical supplies from International Medical Corps and Heart to Heart International.

“FedEx’s swift action in the wake of Hurricane Matthew makes it possible for our teams to save lives and alleviate suffering in some of the hardest hit communities in Haiti,” said Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps.  “FedEx knows that speed saves lives, and that every hour counts.  They are making it possible for our teams to deliver urgently needed supplies and bring lifesaving medical care to those in need, helping stop the spread of cholera—a disease that has the potential to be far deadlier than the storm itself.”