Airbus Foundation, Airlink, IFRC Appeal to Airlines for Help During Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since WW2

At IATA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) the Airbus Foundation, together with its long-standing partners the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and emergency flight coordinators, Airlink, urged airlines to join them providing critical relief to the suffering around the world during what the IFRC describes as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War 2.

During 2015 alone, the IFRC reported handling 33 major emergency operations, 122 small to medium emergency operations, and 450 emergency ‘events.’

Aviation Industry Veteran Aims to Bring Essential Supplies to Refugees in Kos

Inflight caterer OnAir Dining, and FBO Operator XJet, both based at London Stansted Airport, have made donations and offered storage space to gather Halal ready-made meals, Children’s Fun Packs, and re-usable coffee cups.

Loukas hopes to get additional donations of pillows, blankets, water, snacks, kids packs, amenity kits, and similar items. He also needs a charitable airline to get behind the project and coordinate the return flight to Kos on 27 September.