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ACS arranges first relief charters into stricken Eastern Africa
Air Charter Service has seen a huge increase in demand for charters to carry desperately needed humanitarian aid for the starving people of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, as The Horn of Africa suffers a crippling drought and famine.
Lancaster continued: “North eastern Kenya has experienced the added hardship of growing numbers of refugees – every day between 1,000 and 1,500 Somalis cross the Kenyan border to the largest refugee settlement in the world, Dadaab, where there are already close to 400,000 people. The medical supplies are desperately needed, and the tents that we are bringing in will go some way to helping to house these extra people.
“ACS has a long and proud history of humanitarian operations stretching back decades, and this latest crisis is terrible – we are doing all that we can to help our clients get their aid to the region as quickly as possible.”
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