ACS cargo charters fly to the rescue of ‘terrified’ Ukrainian refugees

AIRCRAFT’s charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), has organized more than 20 relief cargo flights to Poland and several more to Moldova carrying tents and medical supplies to help fleeing Ukrainian refugees .

In acts of kindness and support to Ukrainians, the charter broker’s team on the ground not only facilitated smooth flight operations, but also purchased and delivered supplies to various border camps, as well as conducted refugees to other Polish destinations.

Ben Dinsdale, Director of Government and Humanitarian Services at ACS, said: “The stories are terrifying, and we are doing everything we can to make sure we are doing our part in the operation and getting as many humanitarian flights into the surrounding countries where Ukrainian refugees have arrived.

“We expect many more flights over the coming weeks and months as the number of refugees continues to rise. Usually flights arrive in Poland, but we also had several to Chisinau in Moldova, which is a short drive away.

Beyond focusing on charter flights, the company also sought to help individual families its team in Poland met. “Through our charity committee, our employees have raised over £10,000 so far and we’ve put it to good use.”

In one case, the ACS team in Poland rented a van and loaded it with supplies, including diapers, baby food, baby wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hygiene products and snacks. for children, and delivered everything directly to the refugee camps, reveals a press release from ACS. .

Then, after discovering that the lack of accommodation and transport was becoming a problem, they hired a minibus and personally transported more than 40 people from 12 families from the camps to the big cities. “Some days they were driving for 15 hours,” Dinsdale adds.

Katie Ivie, head of the company’s charity committee, says the team on the ground have done a great job so far. “But we are trying to do more. We currently have a number of larger projects underway to help families fleeing this conflict. »

ACS has a long history of working with Ukrainian airlines and customers in that country, many of whom have families fleeing conflict or stranded in Ukraine.

“So we are reaching out to do what we can. We are also asking anyone who will listen to donate to the Disaster Emergency Committee, as there is no doubt that millions more refugees will be pouring into Europe to escape the fighting,” the statement added.

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