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Balance 2015 ENG - Humanitarian emergency aid

Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 93 Ebola epidemic: Special flight with aid materials On October 28, 2014, Lufthansa Cargo flew more than 70 tonnes of aid materials to West Africa on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). This action was against the backdrop of the largest ever Ebola epidemic, which broke out simulta- neously in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone last year. According to the World Health Organization’s Ebola Situation Report on April 29, 2015, over 25,000 people in these West African countries have been infected by the Ebola virus and over 10,000 have died as a consequence. Aboard the logistics specialist’s MD-11 freighter were 200-plus tents, which were used locally as special isolation wards at or near hospitals. These Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) allow care for Ebola patients at the strictest security and protection levels. For many years, the Lufthansa Group has provided swift and uncomplicated help in the event of catastrophes – as a rule in close consultation with the German government and noted German aid organizations. The focus of this commitment is on aid flights providing initial logistical supplies to people in acute need as a result of flooding, drought, earthquakes or epidemics. Humanitarian emergency aid Preparations for a Lufthansa Cargo aid flight to West Africa.