Humanitarian flight sends aid to Beirut

The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs sponsors humanitarian flight operation to Beirut

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

45 tonnes of products donated by Maltese companies and the general public have been flown to Beirut in the wake of the explosion that killed more than 200 and devastated the Lebanese capital.

The donations filled an Airbus A340-300 9H-SUN which was provided by Hi Fly Ltd, in a flight sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Ministry. The operation was the brainchild of Cpt Charles Pace from Civil Aviation, following a plea for donations launched in early August.

The cargo included Covid-19 medical and sanitary kits, disposable gloves, food products, clothing, baby diapers and other vital goods, worth around €75,000 in total.

The government of Malta had pledged €50,000 from its Official Development Assistance budget in the wake of the explosion.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry thanked all those who contributed to an act of solidarity with the people and the government of Lebanon.