Kids miss out on vital vaccines in airfreight capacity crunch

The United Nations Unicef children's agency is calling for governments, the private sector, the airline industry and others to free up airfreight space at an affordable cost so that life-saving vaccines can be flown to where they are needed. It warns that millions of children risk missing out on life-saving vaccines due to a massive backlog of shipments due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unicef says that vaccinations for many preventable diseases ... [+]

UPS flies aid to drought-hit Sahel

UNICEF partner UPS provided transport for the first aerial shipment of lifesaving supplies to Mauritania this year as part of the international aid effort to the drought-hit Sahel region of West and Central Africa that is affecting at least one million children. The UPS flight, departing from Cologne, Germany on 22 ... [+]

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