Humanitarian aid flown to Dubai for "Action Against Hunger"

November 15, 2011

An Airbus A330-200F just delivered to Malaysian airline MASkargo has arrived at Dubai during the Dubai Airshow carrying forty tonnes of high energy food. This flight, facilitated by the Airbus Corporate Foundation, along with MASkargo and Action Against Hunger, will boost crucial stocks at the UN’s strategically located Humanitarian Response Depot in the emirate.

Founded in France in 1979, Action Against Hunger (with its international counterpart Action Against Hunger / ACF International) is recognised as one of the most important humanitarian organisations combating hunger and malnutrition worldwide. This issue affects approximately one billion people across the globe, particularly in the Eastern region known as the Horn of Africa, afflicted by a severe drought and facing one of the worst humanitarian hunger crises in years with over 12 million people impacted.

Action Against Hunger is using its Dubai base to capitalise on the emirate’s strategic location from which to serve a coordinated global effort in response to emergency situations elsewhere in the world. The non-profit, non-religious organisation has established an international network to deliver life-saving programmes in some 45 countries, specialising in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity.