Some 10,000 kg of aid supplies for victims of the August 15 earthquake in central and southern Peru will be aboard the Iberia flight taking off from Madrid at 12:40 h. today and due to reach Lima at 17:35 h. The aid was contributed by individuals and numerous Spanish firms and organisations, including FARMAMUNDI, an NGO that distributes pharmaceuticals to developing countries; the FUNDACIÓN COCA-COLA, supplying isotonic beverages; PANADEROS SIN FRONTERAS (“Bakers without Borders”); the cheese company QUESOS CAMPO REAL which is sending nutritionally enhanced cheese; KELLOG’S, supplying fruit-flavour snacks; EUROPAC, the largest packaging firm on the Iberian Peninsula, which supplied 150 packing cases to ship the air materials, and whose employees supplied another 150 cases. The shipment was collected and coordinated by IBERIA and MANO A MANO, a relief organisation founded by Iberia employees, and which also contributed aid materials.
Today’s air shipment also includes food rations, especially infant food, drinking water; water purification equipment, medicines, especially for bronchial illness, blankets, sleeping bags, and long-life battery lamps. Another 20,000 kg of aid will be sent in later shipments in Iberia’s cargo holds.
Mano a Mano (“Hand to Hand”) was founded in 1994 by Iberia employees to collect and deliver relief and aid materials where needed in countries and regions served by the airline, using empty hold space and unused flight crew baggage allowances. Mano a Mano can be reached at +34.91.587.38.38 and +34.91.587.32.28, or by email at [email protected]).
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