Cargolux donates €3.5m to Ukraine humanitarian efforts

Cargolux B747-8F. Source: Cargolux

Cargolux will donate €3.5m to support humanitarian efforts arising from the war in Ukraine.

The airline said the monetary assistance follows the UN’s emergency appeal for $1.7bn to urgently deliver humanitarian support to people in Ukraine and those who have fled the country in search of safety and protection.

Cargolux will donate €1m each to UNICEF and the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as well as €500,000 to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). An additional €1m will be distributed amongst initiatives by local organisations and communes at Cargolux’s home base in Luxembourg.

“It is with great regret that we witness the unfolding of this conflict. We hope that our donation will positively contribute to the relief efforts underway in Ukraine and at the borders of those countries where people are arriving to seek refuge in the EU,” said Richard Forson, president and chief executive of Cargolux.

 

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]