Casablanca - Morocco’s airliner Royal Air Morocco (RAM) chartered, Monday, a special flight carrying 15 tons of humanitarian aid to Liberia.
Casablanca – Morocco’s airliner Royal Air Morocco (RAM) chartered, Monday, a special flight carrying 15 tons of humanitarian aid to Liberia.
This flight, the first of its kind, reinforces the regular flights that have shipped, since September 1st, some 30 tons of humanitarian aid to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea-Conakry, the countries most affected by the epidemic of Ebola, Amine El Farsi, Managing director of Atlas Cargo Lines, a subsidiary of RAM, said.
The aid, consisting of eight tons of drugs, prevention material and seven tons of foodstuffs, comes at a time when many airliners have canceled their flights to these countries, he recalled.
Royal Air Maroc had decided to maintain its flights to all countries affected by the epidemic of Ebola: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in a “in a gesture of responsible solidarity.”
In a statement, the company had said that the decision to keep these flights reflects the membership of a continental community solidarity in happy times but in difficult circumstances too.
The continuation of these flights is made after taking a series of measures (not clarified in the statement) “to ensure the safety of its staff and passengers that have to travel to the risk zone.”
The company, in its press release, praises “the sense of responsibility, commitment and professionalism with which the crews and staff ground face these challenges with dedication and selflessness.”