The EU has launched a new humanitarian air bridge operation for the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, transporting essential supplies to the city of Goma. They will be used to scale-up the humanitarian response in the eastern part of the country, where the already dire situation keeps deteriorating.

To mitigate this situation, the EU is organising two flights from Europe, carrying a total of over 180 tonnes of materials, including health and nutrition supplies. The humanitarian air bridge consists of two flights from Europe to Nairobi, from where the supplies are transported to Goma. The first two flights arrived in Goma on 22 August 2023, with a total of eight such flights scheduled to take place until the end of August 2023.

This humanitarian air bridge operation follows a similar one between March and May 2023, which transported a total of 260 tonnes of supplies via seven flights. These were organised in collaboration with France and EU humanitarian partners.

Source: European Commission

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