Supplies and Logistics

Free Russian flight delivers UNICEF supplies to children affected by tsunami in Indonesia

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UNICEF supplies are being loaded on a free flight given by the Government of Russia at the Copenhagen airport. The plane will fly from Copenhagen to Medan (Indonesia) and from there will be distributed to children affected by the tsunami.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 26 July 2005 - 31 tonnes of essential medical equipment and nutritional supplements from UNICEF left Copenhagen to Medan, Indonesia on a free flight provided by the Government of Russia.  This delivery is part of the massive ongoing rehabilitation and reconstruction effort in the Tsunami-affected Indian Ocean region. 

The flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Medan contains 31 tonnes of supplies:  8.3 million micro-nutrient tablets, 180,000 auto-disable syringes, 1800 safety boxes for syringe disposal, 1,700 midwifery equipment kits and 135,000 Vitamin A capsules, for a total value of over $400,000.

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© Courtesy of Mahe

This flight is part of the continuing effort by UNICEF and its partners to get much-needed supplies to children and their families within the affected region and to help rehabilitate essential services and provide basic nutritional support to children.


 

 

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