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AirAsia and UNICEF airlift supplies to Tacloban to support families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan


© UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi unloads hygiene kits today from an AirAsia flight arriving in Tacloban. ©UNICEF Philippines/2013/Aroy

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MANILA, 15 November 2013 — With the generous support of AirAsia, UNICEF airlifted essential supplies to Tacloban today to support children and families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Fifteen metric tons of free cargo space - donated by AirAsia - containing 3,000 hygiene kits are being delivered to Tacloban over three days in three AirAsia flights. One hundred hygiene kits were initially airlifted today. Each hygiene kit includes enough supplies for a family of six and includes wash and laundry soap, bath soap, water containers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toenail-cutters, and sanitary pads. In total, these kits will benefit 18,000 people in dire need of such provisions.

"UNICEF's private sector partnerships are important at a time like this when we all need to join together to reach vulnerable children affected by this emergency. We are grateful to AirAsia for their generosity," UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi said.

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For further information, please contact:

Indra Kumari Nadchatram,
UNICEF Media, Malaysia
(+6.03) 2095 9157
+6012 292 6872
inadchatram@unicef.org

Sasha Surandran,
UNICEF Media, Malaysia
(+6.03) 2095 9154 ext. 2236
+6019 658 5160
ssurandran@unicef.org

 

 

 

 

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