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Virgin flies aid to the Philippines

[ May 27, 2014   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic cargo has moved over 82 tons of medical supplies and equipment for victims of Typhoon Haiyan on four of its aircraft heading to the Philippines for routine maintenance work. Shipments destined for UNICEF staff on the ground in the Philippines and the country’s Department of Health included hospital equipment, water purification tablets and life-saving drugs.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s Heathrow operations manager, Simon Porter, said: “It is six months since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines and its tragic consequences led to a global relief effort and public donations as a result of news coverage and appeals straight after the storm. However, the relief effort carries on long after the media leave and organisations such as UNICEF and Save the Children continue to do an outstanding job helping the long-term victims. We are pleased that we had the opportunity to help them in their vital work.”

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