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Posted On: 19 September 2020 03:21 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Almost 100 tonnes of essential supplies sent from Doha to Khartoum

Binu Cherian
Binu Cherian
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Qatar Airways in partnership with Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar – has delivered an aid programme that enabled citizens and residents of Qatar to donate almost 100 tonnes of food and other essential supplies to Sudan following the devastating flooding in the country.

Since the aid programme was launched on 12 September, thousands of Qatar citizens and residents purchased items from Monoprix Qatar’s store on Talabat from a special Qatar Airways Box for Sudan. Monoprix Qatar and Talabat delivered the boxes to Qatar Airways Cargo at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Qatar Airways Cargo shipped the donated essential supplies free of charge from Doha to Khartoum on freighter flight QR8792 on 17 September. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, was at HIA while the aircraft was loaded with supplies. He was joined by the Ambassador of Sudan to the State of Qatar His Excellency Mr. Abdulrahim Al Sediq, Qatar Charity CEO Mr Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, and HIA Chief Operating Officer Eng. Badr Al Meer. The donations will be distributed on the ground in Sudan by Qatar Charity.

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sudan at this time. The devastating impact of the floods is being felt across the country, with hundreds of thousands of people affected. I have been touched by the large volume of donations from our employees and members of the public in Qatar who have come together as a community to support our brothers and sisters in Sudan. We hope that this community initiative, combined with our special cargo relief flight, will support as many people as possible and I thank our valuable partners for their support in these efforts.”

Over the past few months, the cargo carrier has also worked closely with governments and NGOs to transport over 250,000 tonnes of medical and aid supplies to impacted regions around the world on both scheduled and charter services. This equates to roughly 2,500 fully loaded Boeing 777 freighters.

Source: Press release