The German Air Force delivered today 30 tons of relief supplies into Libya’s flooded areas.
The relief supplies were sent by Germany’s Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) on board two Airbus A400M Atlas aircrafts of Air Transport Wing 62, a wing of the German Air Force, which flew from the German town of Wunstorf. The supplies include tents, camp beds, blankets, sleeping mats and power generators.
Thorsten Fette, deputy commander of Air Transport Wing 62, said in a press statement that “today’s flights of two A400M aircraft show once again how fast the air force and in particular the transport aviation is.”
“We are flying to Libya in one go and will be back in Wunstorf tonight. On the return flight, we refuel once in Crete,” he added.
Germany’s armed forces (Bundeswehr) explained in a statement that Libyan authorities made an international request for help to the European Union last Wednesday night.
“After the federal government had promised quick help, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief addressed the Federal Ministry of Defence with a request for administrative assistance for transport support,” reads the statement of the German army.
“As a result, the Federal Ministry of Defence commissioned the Air Transport Wing 62 in Wunstorf, Lower Saxony, to transport relief supplies,” it said.