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Direct Relief and FedEx Corp deliver 52 tons of humanitarian aid worth at least $2.3M to Ukrainian refugees


FedEx Corp and Direct Relief continue to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees.

FedEx Corp and Direct Relief continues to provide support to those affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

FedEx Express has delivered 52 tons of critical medical aid to Poland via a FedEx humanitarian relief flight; earlier this year in March, both companies had chartered a flight to provide aid to Ukrainian refugees.

The Aid in the FedEx Express Boeing 777 cargo aircraft includes substantial quantities of emergency medicines and supplies, including health kits, trauma and wound care items, chronic disease and chemical exposure medications, and antibiotics.

All items were provided at the request of, and approved by, Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and local Ukrainian organizations. Direct Relief team members were on site for the offload and the aid will be distributed to health facilities within Ukraine.

“As the war enters its fourth month, Direct Relief’s support and solidarity remain steadfastly with the people of Ukraine,” said Thomas Tighe, Direct Relief President and CEO. “In addition to the heartbreaking loss of life and human toll, the war has had a devastating impact on health services in the country, and Direct Relief is committed to bolstering care with a continuous supply of medical aid. FedEx has created a powerful force multiplier for good with this most recent charter, and it’s an incredible example of what’s needed to address this crisis.”

Since February 24, Direct Relief has provided more than 750 tons of medical aid in response to the crisis, from field medic packs which contain items to address trauma, including tourniquets and wound dressings to diabetes and cancer medications.

“It is gratifying to be able use our global network to support these critical missions, and with this charter flight we hope to make a small contribution to what is still a major humanitarian situation.” said Karen Reddington, regional president of Europe, FedEx Express.

FedEx has donated humanitarian aid worth upwards of $2.3 million to support Ukrainian refugees and has allocated $1 million for in-kind shipping with the company’s longstanding non-profit partners.