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Aid cargo delivered to Democratic Republic of Congo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has delivered a consignment of aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to assist an aid agency in the fight against cholera.

Despite challenges along the way, the global aircraft charter specialist’s Belgium office arranged the cargo flight from Liège to Kisangani on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - delivering 55 tons of relief goods on a DC-10 freighter.

The aircraft was required to tanker in as no fuel is available in Kisangani. The absence of main deck loading equipment also meant special arrangements were put in place for the cargo to be unloaded by hand.

The citizens of the DRC are among the poorest in the world, having the second lowest nominal GDP per capita.

MSF has worked in the central African country for many years and provides medical assistance by running hospitals, mobile clinics, vaccination campaigns, cholera programmes and treating victims of sexual violence.

10th May 2011