Syrian airline under U.S. sanctions transports WHO medical aid shipment to Benghazi

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:46 PM
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The World Health Organization's (WHO) office in Libya announced the arrival of a new batch of medical aid from the organization to Benina airport in Benghazi in the past two days, noting that the shipment arrived on a plane belonging to Cham Wings, which the United States has placed on the sanctions list since December 2016.

The WHO office in Libya said on its Facebook page that the organization "continues to provide medical assistance to the Libyan people. Over the past two days, a new batch of WHO medical aid has arrived at Benina International Airport in Benghazi, weighing approximately 17 tons, from WHO warehouses in Dubai, United Arab Emirates."

"This new air cargo of medical aid will help strengthen the response to the covid-19 pandemic and will support a range of health services provided in a number of health institutions in the country,"said Doctor's Without Borders head of mission and representative in Libya, Elizabeth Hoff.

"WHO is following with great interest the health reality in Libya and is striving to meet emergency health needs in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other local partners with unprecedented support from international donors," Hoff said.

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