Somaliland:NAM and Astral join forces for Red Cross aid flights to Hargeisa

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Network Airline Management (NAM) has transported over 57 tonnes of urgent relief goods on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross to a field hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

The cargo, mainly IV fluid, was flown from Liege in Belgium to Nairobi on a wet-leased B747-400F operated by Kenya-based carrier Astral Aviation and NAM, the freighter division of the Network Aviation Group.

From Nairobi, it was flown to Hargeisa on three consecutive B727-200F charter flights operated by Astral.

Andy Walters, commercial director of NAM, said: “The flight, for our customer NEO Charter Air and the Charterstore, sent IV fluid to a local hospital which treats over 140 cholera patients daily.

“The Red Cross is providing vital healthcare to thousands of people and these life-saving supplies are invaluable and will help to reduce the numbers of children dying from cholera in this area.”

NAM operates a fleet of B747F and MD11F aircraft and has over 30 offices across the globe.

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