Pharmaceutical airlift to Kurdistan and northern Syria

Pharmaceutical airlift to Kurdistan and northern Syria

Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help flies four tons of anti-dehydration drugs to Erbil.

First the years of war, then the far-reaching consequences of the terrible earthquakes: The Autonomous Republic of Kurdistan and the region of northern Syria are suffering enormously from the destroyed infrastructure, especially from the lack of medical care. Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen/Wings of Help e.V. (LOG/WoH) has now flown four tons of medicines to the Kurdish capital Erbil with a special cargo flight, which are mainly intended to help mothers and children suffering from dehydration and malnutrition. The drugs were purchased in Germany from LOG/WoH. The organization based at Frankfurt Airport then found the fastest flight logistics to bring the medicine to the people in need.

LOG/WoH knows this part of the world well: The organization has been active there for around ten years with relief efforts and works closely with the respected local foundation “BCF Barzani Charity Foundation”. LOG/WoH President Frank Franke: “The Barzani Charity Foundation is one of the well-connected and largest humanitarian organizations in this hemisphere, caring for one million refugees – including over 9,000 orphans – in 32 camps in this war-torn region.” Alex Kraus, who also accompanied the mission as a professional photographer and committed LOG/WoH member: “This is how our relief supplies reach small communities and housing estates, and are just as welcome in the huge refugee tent cities, where they bring immediate relief to thousands of migrants.”