The EU-funded air bridge flight enables the World Health Organization, as well as humanitarian organisations such as ‘Emergency' and ‘Première Urgence Internationale' to deliver critical health items to those in need.
On the occasion, Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: ”This is the third EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight since the fall of Kabul in August this year. This EU-funded flight represents an important lifeline to Afghans in urgent need of medical care. However, the overall humanitarian situation is rapidly worsening. In this view and the approaching winter, I urge the entire international community to step up and provide for life-saving aid to millions of Afghans whose lives depend on it.”
The life-saving cargo consists of medical equipment to conduct surgeries and medical drugs.
On top of this third EU-funded flight to Kabul this week, further flights are scheduled for the coming weeks as an expression of EU solidarity with the people of Afghanistan.
- Publication date
- 22 October 2021