Generous donations bring help to East Africa

by Sven Ramones,  2011/08/02

After our relief flight arrived in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi last week, humedica employees in the country and our local partners are currently preparing distributions in the famine regions.

30 tons of relief goods that were donated by several German companies were transported by air from Germany to the famine regions in Kenya. Photo: humedica/Sven Ramones

On board the humedica air freighter we transported 30 tons of additional food, such as infant formulas and tube-feed nourishments, milk powder, as well as medical commodities such as feeding tubes and infusion solutions.

These relief goods are urgently needed for the treatment of undernourished persons and in particular little children. After long periods of starvation, the body is no longer able to ingest solid food. Therefore, body organisms need to be slowly accustomed to normal food once more with the help of infusions and liquid food.

This fantastic relief measure was made possible thanks to generous food donations and donations in kind by the companies Hipp, Holle baby food GmbH, Töpfer GmbH, Sunval Nahrungsmittel GmbH, Careforce Pharma GmbH, Lauche & Maas GmbH and B. Braun Melsungen AG.

Furthermore, the airplane also transported special therapeutic food given to us as a donation by the drug-donation relief organisation action medeor.

After their arrival in Nairobi, the relief goods are prepared for distribution as rapidly as possible. Photo: humedica/Thomas Grabka

Thanks to the generous support of Sternstunden e.V., the charity foundation of the radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk, we were able to finance the air freighter and the flight costs. The foundation had recently made an appeal for donations for the starving people living in the affected regions at the Horn of Africa.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the companies and donors involved who helped us to implement the first relief flight from Germany to Africa. Any kind of help is urgently needed in the crisis areas, in order to alleviate the suffering of millions of starving people.

In representation for all our friends and sponsors, who support us with their collected donations, we would also like to thank the employees of the editing house Spotlight Verlag from Munich for their donation of 505 euros, as well as Hörgeräte Egger from Kempten for their donation of 400 euros.

Dear friends and sponsors, humedica would like to ask you to actively support our relief measures for the people at the Horn of Africa also in future by means of making online donation or a donation to the account below:

      humedica e. V.
      Donation reference "Famine relief Africa"
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

You can also support us by means of sending a text message: simply send the reference DOC to +49 8 11 90 and your mobile bill will be charged with 5 euros. 4.83 euros of this amount will be directly channelled into the humedica disaster relief projects. Thank you very much!

They were welcomed in Kenya with great honours and gratitude: humedica CEO Wolfgang Groß (2nd from the left) with Member of Parliament Mohammed Hussein, the Vice President of Kenya His Excellency Stephen Kalonzo, and the Ministry Representative for the famine Esther Murugi (front right). Photo: humedica/Thomas Grabka

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