FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, deployed its extensive transportation infrastructure and using its network to bring international humanitarian relief to those affected by the earthquakes that have devastated Southern Türkiye and Northern Syria. So far, the company has committed more than $1 million worth of in-kind shipping toward relief efforts.
This includes the delivery of approximately 230 metric tonnes of critical aid from the Dubai World Central Airport, where the new FedEx Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa hub will be located, to Istanbul with the help of five FedEx MD-11 flights from February 17 to 21. These charters delivered relief supplies including tents, blankets, baby items, household supplies and hygiene kits from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
“Our hearts go out to those affected by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria,” said Kawal Preet, president of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, FedEx Express. “During times of need, we are committed to using the unique capabilities of our network to deliver humanitarian aid to communities safely and promptly. We see this as our responsibility and hope that the support we provide will contribute to the recovery and rebuilding of communities and bring relief to those whose lives have been affected.”
FedEx has also been able to help other non-profit organisations and governments respond during this crisis by utilising its global network and logistics expertise.