The boys and girls from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) have been busy the past weeks.
There were several airlifts of relief goods into Myanmar, and since a week, relief agencies requested for the shipment of humanitarian goods to China, in support of the earthquake disaster.
Yesterday and last night, an Airbus 310 from Skycargo (Emirates Airlines) was loaded with relief goods from the Italian Civil Protection. Contrary to the normal practices, the plane was parked on the civilian side of Brindisi airport, so all goods had to be trucked to other side of the airport. All stuff is fixed on special pallets before being weighed and loaded onto the plane.
The cargo consisted of family tents and a full field hospital from the Italian Civil Protection, one of the agencies that stores their goods at the UNHRD depots in Brindisi.
The loading crew was ready at 2 am and the plane took off a few hours later. Next stop: China earthquake zone.
Pictures courtesy Lucien Jaggi (WFP/UNHRD)