Panalpina flies UNICEF Ebola relief to Sierra Leone
Basel, December 19, 2014 (STAT):-Panalpina flight took off from Luxembourg, the freighter plane was headed for Freetown, Sierra Leone, carrying almost 80 tons of vital supplies and equipment destined for community care centers in the Ebola-affected region. “The scale of this crisis is unique, with dire and far-reaching consequences. The world’s response must equal the extraordinary and unprecedented challenge posed by Ebola. Panalpina’s donated flight is another encouraging example of how, in the midst of this situation, everyone pulls together to help save lives.” warns Elsbeth Mueller, Executive Director of UNICEF Switzerland. “The festive season should be a time of reflection and consideration, and as we look back over 2014, we think of those in West Africa affected by Ebola. The relief flight will hopefully bring some respite to the people in the region, especially to the many affected children. It’s been our privilege to contribute to the commendable aid efforts in Sierra Leone, and I thank everyone involved.” said Peter Ulber, Panalpina CEO.