Tuesday 16 January 2018

David Adams: Bringing precious cargo to Typhoon survivors

GOAL put on special flight to deliver humanitarian aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
GOAL put on special flight to deliver humanitarian aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
Declan Kearney Aer Lingus (centre) teamed up with GOAL staff Maura Lennon and CEO, Barry Andrews to pack the flight with 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid.
The Aer Lingus A330 aircraft will fly the supplies from Dublin to Dubai on Sunday, 24 November, for onward distribution to The Philippines.

By David Adams

There she sits in the watery sunlight of a Dublin dawn, wings outstretched, like a giant eagle about to launch itself into the air in search of prey.

But the biting wind can ruffle no feathers on this magnificent, metallic creature. And when she takes to the skies, her mission will be to help sustain life, rather than the opposite.

I am gazing up an A330 aircraft, as she waits in readiness to transport 40 tonnes of aid from Dublin to Dubai. From there, this precious cargo of food, medical supplies, water-purifying tablets and shelter materials will be taken onwards to the Philippines, to be distributed by GOAL amongst survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

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