HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Delivering hope to the Horn of Africa

Transport and Logistics News

2111 days ago   Article ID# 1158741
Original URL

 

World Food Program

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (Transport and Logistics News) - TNT Express has increased its support for the World Food Program (WFP) as it scales up its efforts to supply emergency food assistance in the Horn of Africa.

The global logistics company will supply emergency airlift capabilities, in order to assist the WFP’s attempts to reach an additional 2.2 million people in the south of Somalia.

TNT also initiated an internal fundraising drive across its global operations.

Managing director TNT Express Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Bob Black said the famine across the Horn of Africa is an unprecedented humanitarian disaster.

“The scale of the crisis faced by the people in the Horn of Africa is unimaginable.

“There are 11 million people in dire need of food assistance, which is why TNT is supporting the World Food Program with resources and fundraising,” said Mr Black.

TNT has been a corporate partner of the World Food Program since 2002.

The company also recently placed two job seekers originally from the Horn of Africa as part of a Workskill project initiated by the Victorian Freight and Logistics Council (VFLC) and funded by the Victorian State Government.

Selomune Gebremedhim and Haftom Atsebha came to Australia as refugees from Ethiopia and have been working full-time as dockhands for TNT since May.

“Only three months after TNT Australia welcomed two new members to its family, originally from the Horn of Africa, we are now providing emergency assistance to the region.

“It’s a sobering reminder of how lucky we are to live in Australia,” said Mr Black.

Copyright 2017 Transport and Logistics News   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 2111 days ago   Article ID# 1158741

World Food Program    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More World Food Programme News

Heads of UN food agencies visit famine-stricken South Sudan

34 hours ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

WFP and J-PAL partner to promote child growth and immunization in Moyamba district

2 days ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

EU support for WFP adds freedom of choice to refugees’ food assistance in Djibouti

3 days ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

Japan contributes US$6 million to assist local communities and Malian refugees in Southern-Eastern Mauritania

3 days ago From reliefweb.int 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ...

WFP delivers food to thousands hit by recent violence in Central African Republic

7 days ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Climate change may bring more extreme heat, ozone pollution days to the Southeast, researchers say

Action: Climate Change

Global climate change may produce an environment in the southeastern United States that could foster dangerous extreme heat e ...

Tell the EPA to protect monarchs from toxic herbicides

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The number of monarch butterflies has declined by more than 80% in the last 20 years. What's to blame? Big Ag's use of potent ...

Deforestation means perilous future

Action: Stop Deforestation

At a time when India is reeling under successive inadequate monsoons, dwindling forests will be an additional problem. Effici ...

Air pollution is significantly weakening our hearts, major new study finds

Action: Stop Pollution

The hearts of people who live in polluted areas are weaker than those who regularly breathe cleaner air, according to a new s ...

'We can't be passive bystanders': Advisers call for dramatic re-think on Great Barrier Reef

Action: Save Our Oceans

A handpicked expert panel advising the federal government on its plan to protect the ailing Great Barrier Reef has warned the ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.