Deutsche Post World Net supports the Red CrossCologne/Bonn, 01/12/2005, 10:30 AM CET
Deutsche Post World Net has been providing rapid and non-bureaucratic aid together with its express and logistics subsidiary DHL since the start of the tsunami disaster more than two weeks ago, thereby responding to numerous requests from the governments and local authorities of the countries affected as well as international relief organizations.
Numerous relief actions were launched together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, ICRC. Deutsche Post World Net supports the ICRC in its relief actions following emergencies and disasters, in the context of a comprehensive partnership agreement.
DHL first and foremost contributes its logistics and transport competence to the cooperation, enabling assistance to reach the respective destinations in a way that is even quicker and more target-oriented. The cargo for the flood victims in south-asia is beeing charged into a DHL cargo airplane.
The two companies are conducting a special joint relief effort from Germany on January 12, 2005. On that date, a DHL B757 aircraft will take off from the Cologne-Bonn Airport carrying around 14 tons of medical dressing material, disinfectant and sheets.
The urgently needed aid supplies valued at around 52,000 euros are to be used to relieve the distress at hospitals in the Colombo, Sri Lanka region.