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Emirates SkyCargo signs MoU for humanitarian logistics with IHC

September 23, 2020: The freight division of Emirates, Emirates SkyCargo, and International Humanitarian City (IHC), the world’s largest hub for humanitarian aid, have signed an MoU to cooperate on humanitarian logistics and crisis relief solutions.

Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president, cargo, Emirates and Giuseppe Saba, chief executive officer, International Humanitarian City
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Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president, cargo, Emirates and Giuseppe Saba, chief executive officer, International Humanitarian City

September 23, 2020: The freight division of Emirates, Emirates SkyCargo, and International Humanitarian City (IHC), the world’s largest hub for humanitarian aid, have signed an MoU to cooperate on humanitarian logistics and crisis relief solutions.

The MoU was signed by Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo and Giuseppe Saba, chief executive officer, International Humanitarian City.

Under the terms of the MoU, Emirates SkyCargo and IHC will work together to develop logistics solutions for effective crisis relief operations. IHC will also approach Emirates SkyCargo as the air cargo carrier of first resort for transportation or urgently required aid materials to affected destinations. In addition, the two organisations will work together to share know-how and develop best practices around the transportation of specialised cargo for relief efforts.

Nabil Sultan said, "Over the years, Emirates SkyCargo has operated a number of flights and transported relief cargo on behalf of International Humanitarian City in response to humanitarian disasters and crises around the world, including most recently in the aftermath of the explosions at Beirut. With our wide-body aircraft fleet and our global network centred in Dubai, we look forward to supporting International Humanitarian City as their preferred carrier for delivering aid to affected communities around the globe."

Giuseppe Saba said, "A special thanks goes to the leadership of Emirates for the initiative taken immediately after the blast in Beirut, by launching the initiative for supporting the Lebanese population and facilitating many airlifts of humanitarian aid with favourable rates. The MoU transforms our cooperation into something which goes beyond the use of the air assets and the large reach of Emirates SkyCargo, which still logistically represents a crucial worldwide network for the IHC Community in emergency response.”

Dubai - Beirut air bridge
During the month of August, Emirates launched a humanitarian initiative, creating an airbridge between Dubai and Beirut to facilitate transportation of aid material in the aftermath of the explosions at the Port of Beirut. Emirates continues to work with local and international NGOs including the IHC for this relief effort, which is also supported by worldwide donations of cash and Emirates Skywards Miles from across the globe through the Emirates Airline Foundation.

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