Humanitarian emergency aid

Victims of natural disasters or humanitarian crises need effective aid immediately. For this reason, providing transport capacities aboard its freight aircraft in the event of a crisis or catastrophe is an established element of the Lufthansa Group’s corporate citizenship concept.

In such cases, Lufthansa Cargo makes freight capacities available either free of charge or at low rates that cover costs. To ensure that initial relief can be launched in an unbureaucratic and swift manner, the Lufthansa Group’s logistics specialist closely cooperates with renowned aid organizations.

This includes the long-standing partnership with the emergency aid association “Aktion Deutschland Hilft” and its alliance partner “World Vision Deutschland”, among others. This cooperation has guaranteed since the beginning of 2013 that the 23 German aid organizations joined in this alliance have direct access to the logistical infrastructure of Lufthansa Cargo. The goals are to be even better prepared in the event of a catastrophe by bundling resources and know-how, and to be able to set up a functioning logistics chain and set it in motion at short notice.

On December 1, 2016, Lufthansa Cargo signed the same type of cooperation contract with Germany’s Red Cross (DRK). The focus of the association between Germany’s largest aid organization and the logistics service provider is on the objective of making preparations for aid  ights signi cantly easier and more ef cient in the future. This will make the transportation of medications, drinking water treatment equipment and other aid items needed at their destinations at short notice even more  exible and thus faster.