AmeriCares Airlift of Medical Aid Arrives in Kirkuk
More than 70,000 pounds of emergency medical relief for Iraq arrived in Kirkuk yesterday on an AmeriCares airlift.
The Russian-built IL-76 cargo jet loaded with $5 million worth of medical supplies and nutritional supplements arrived in Kirkuk at 7 a.m. local time, Wednesday. This is the second shipment of humanitarian aid delivered into Kirkuk by AmeriCares, the only U.S. NGO that has sent aid to the city.
The airlift increases the total amount of urgent aid sent to Iraq by AmeriCares to nearly 200,000 pounds.
This includes an 80,000 pound airlift which arrived into Baghdad on May 17.
For more information, or to contact AmeriCares Foundation, see their website at: www.americares.org
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