Routing first necessity products where they are most needed
When destinations are not being served by AirFrance or because the weight of the sent packages exceeds the norms under which go those of the Medical Couriers, shipments cannot be handled by the latter and are for such reasons performed by Aviation Sans Frontières Humanitarian Freight mission.
As the Humanitarian Freight is conducted in partnership with AirFrance Cargo, CEVA Logistics, and Kuehne + Nagel so as to benefit from preferential rates, the NGO is able to route tonnes of first necessity products and respond to dozens of organisations on site, where they are most needed.
Recipients are local associations that, after having received the freight, relay the relief to dispensaries, schools, hospitals, or refugee camps.
17 countries: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Chad, Togo, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan, United States, Colombia, Nepal, Vietnam.
In 2019, Aviation Sans Frontières had a partnership with 37 organisations, among which Association Tulipe, the Clubs Radio France International, Chaîne de l’Espoir, Charisma, Jouets Sans Frontières, Medicaéro, Medilor Grand Est, Libre Vue, Bikram Solidarité Népal.
Dr. Mukwege’s Panzi Hospital (Nobel Peace Prize 2018) in Bukavu (DRC) was delivered a 12-meter container sent by Aviation Sans Frontières, filled with medical equipment offered by the Melun Hospital.
In partnership with the Musée du Quai Branly and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) as part of the operation “Un autre Noël” in December 2019, Aviation Sans Frontières collected toys and sent them to stateless Rohingyas refugees in Bangladesh.
“One of our most memorable operations this year was the exceptional shipment of 3.5 tonnes of medical equipment in Niger. Together with the Cachan Val de Bièvre Lion’s Club, we managed to send MRI inverters, essential to treat some pathologies in the best way possible. Routing this freight thousands of kilometres away caused us a few sleepless nights! But what a great and rewarding feeling to see pictures of the hospital equipped and in good working conditions! I hope I will be having more sleepless nights like these from now on – and more often!”
Daniel Loubery, head of Humanitarian Freight missions.
CHIFFRES CLÉS 2020
to transport large equipment to our partner associations around the world.