Air France Is Helping Provide Essential Items For Victims Of Beirut Explosion

Air France | Al Jazeera

In the wake of the explosion, Air has been participating in relief efforts, under Solidarité Liban (Solidarity for ) campaign that has mobilized many outstanding initiatives by the French people.

Since the blast, Air has been collecting in-kind donations, which include basic food products, childcare necessities, clothing, medical, and hygiene supplies.

The goods are being sent to and collected by the local Air team and distributed to local organizations that are directly helping victims of the blast.

“Within the company, the message has been spread far and wide. An entire network of volunteer staff is mobilizing to collect, pack and load the parcels on board flight AF566 to ,” Air said in a press release.

photo: Air

The first shipment left on August 13th. So far, Air has delivered over 3 tonnes of donations and says it will continue the initiative until further notice.

In addition, passengers bound to from through the airline are allowed to carry an additional piece of baggage free of charge, which has been also supporting the initiative Les Valises Pour Beyrouth.

That initiative has been collecting donations and sending them with travelers to three non-political NGOs in .

Air ’s offer will continue until September 20th to “enable customers to take essential items to ,” said Air that continues to fly to three times a week.

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