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Distribution in Erbil

AId Pioneers Iraq aid project face mask boxes
One of our Aid Pionners packing stationary and masks that were later distributed in Erbil, Iraq. (Source: Aid Pioneers e.V.)

To stop the spreading of the Covid-19 virus, we helped the international NGO – Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation with the shipment of 120.000 surgical face masks to Erbil, Iraq.
Organising logistics in crisis regions is a challenge every time. Security risks, bureaucratic procedures, and complicated customs clearances require teamwork and agile collaboration. Therefore, we are grateful that together with Qatar Airways Cargo and FREIGHT NAVIGATOR LTD, we overcame all challenges and established a Zurich-Doha-Erbil air bridge that enabled the shipment. Because imports can only be cleared from customs as a whole, we distributed the donations in two loads to make maximum use of Qatar Airways Cargo’s available capacity. Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation then distributed the masks of both shipments.

Apart from the Zurich connection, we also shipped school stationery from Berlin via Doha to Erbil. The European Technology and Training Centre needed these donations enabling 600 children to participate in the Baba Gurgur School. A school chosen by the governor office due to its poor location and underprivileged students. It was again the enormous support of Qatar Airways Cargo that made the shipment possible. Here Rieck Sea Air Cargo International GmbH & Co. KG and CL Spedition served as ground partners in Germany and Iden Gruppe offered access to cheap and high-quality donations.

With this post, we want to thank all involved partners and encourage you to become active. We can all have an impact and make the world a better place! Be the change you wish to see in the world.