Airlink commits to pre-position relief efforts and transport school nurses for Caribbean recovery
MIAMI -- Former President Bill Clinton commended humanitarian response nonprofit Airlink and other organizations for their Commitments to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network Post-Disaster Recovery launch Tuesday.
Tropical Cyclone Gita passed by American Samoa on February 10, 2018. The storm caused flooding and damages in American Samoa, Tonga, and later in New Zealand as an ex-cyclone. Widespread damage, power outages, and potable water issues in American Samoa prompted immediate medical concerns. In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United, Airlink is transporting four Mobile Medics International volunteers to assist people affected by the cyclone.
“Every building was just rubble,” recalls Airlink President & Board Chairman Robert Brown of his 2010 visit to Haiti.
Eight years ago, the 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit 15 miles from Haiti’s capital city Port-au-Prince, killing more than 100,000 people and displacing undefinedmore than a million others.
The devastating event prompted the response of countless organizations and the very first disaster response effort by Airlink.
Emirates Airline Foundation supports growing need for healthcare in swelling Rohingya refugee camps
WASHINGTON, DC – Nonprofit disaster response organization Airlink is answering the urgent need for medical workers in Rohingya refugee camps with new NGO partner Medical Teams International (MTI). Recent reports of highly contagious diphtheria, a spike in measles cases, and a lack of basic medical resources are prompting an urgent push for medical volunteers and preventative healthcare in what is now the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.