Airlink is Responding on Three Continents: Floods in South East Asia, West Africa, and North America

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 7, 2017 17:42

Airlink is Responding on Three Continents: Floods in South East Asia, West Africa, and North America

Charitable gifts to Airlink support our work around the world, for both humanitarian crises and natural disasters. Today, we are helping in North America, responding to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana; South East Asia, in response to floods in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal; and mudslides in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

The next disaster is around the corner – we’re monitoring Hurricane Lidia, which made landfall in Baja California, Mexico last weekend, and Hurricane Irma, which is making its way across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean. Airlink is on call 24/7 to mount a rapid response, helping our partners get their people and supplies in quickly, safely and efficiently to save lives, give shelter, provide medical care, and more.

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Flooding in South East Asia
Monsoon rains have caused catastrophic flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. According UN OCHA, more than 41 million people have been impacted.

Airlink is working with established aid organizations and airline partners to arrange for transportation of disaster teams and emergency supplies.

Landslides in Sierra Leone
More than 500 people have died and nearly 6,000 are displaced as a result of a landslide that occurred in the early morning hours of August 14.

Airlink is working with nonprofit partners and airlines to provide assessments and food aid for those displaced by high levels of rain.

Hurricane Harvey in the US
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm on August 25, taking the lives of at least 40 people and displacing over 1 million

Airlink is working with a variety of aid agencies to launch a response. So far, Airlink has helped deploy more than 45 aid workers from six organizations coming from across the country.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 7, 2017 17:42