Global aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has once 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 the flood-stricken areas in Pakistan.
The massive floods that ravaged the country in August affected over 20 million people, exceeding the total of individuals affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Indian ocean Tsunami and 2005 Kashmir earthquake.
The delivery of aid materials is the second consignment by Boeing sent to Pakistan.
This is the second time in four months that Boeing has partnered with Qatar Airways and AmeriCares to help the people in Pakistan where the need is still great. Providing timely medical care is critical; though the floods have receded, the aftereffects such as sickness and disease continue to affect the people in these disaster zones, said Liz Warman, director of Global Corporate Citizenship Northwest Region, Boeing.
Over 35,000 pounds of medical supplies was loaded aboard the new Boeing 777-300ER delivered to Qatar Airways. The shipment of goods will take place from Doha, Qatar to Pakistan.