(AGENPARL) – OTTAWA (CANADA), mar 04 agosto 2020
August 4, 2020 – Ottawa – Canadian Armed Forces
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) airlift support to the United Nations (UN) for their COVID-19 efforts concluded on Friday, July 31, 2020.
From July 23 to 31, 2020, the CAF delivered more than 82,500 kg of vital COVID-19 related supplies to Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala, and Barbados. Air Detachment-Panama – composed of one CC-177 Globemaster III, crew, and logistics support personnel – operated out of Panamá Pacífico International Airport approximately 40 hours in the air completing these important deliveries across the region. By working closely with regional partners, the CAF members deployed on Operation GLOBE were able to deliver critical humanitarian supplies on behalf of the World Food Programme and World Health Organization, as requested by the UN.
The CAF have a reputation for excellence in the delivery of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and continue to be there for regional Allies and partners. CAF personnel remain ready, at short notice, to deploy quickly in support of civilian efforts to assist in emergency relief operations anywhere in the world when needed and if appropriate.