Chapman Freeborn, has chartered numerous flights from across the world to deliver humanitarian aid to Turkey and Syria following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the 6th February 2023.
A second earthquake hit Turkey on the 20th February, two weeks after the first quake, which currently had a death toll of over 47,000, with thousands more people missing and millions displaced.
Neil Dursley, Group CCO, commented, “The tragic situation in Turkey and Syria is heart-breaking. The Chapman Freeborn Emergency Response Team was activated immediately upon learning of the initial huge earthquake; I was travelling in Dubai at the time and met with Giuseppe Saba, CEO of International Humanitarian City to discuss the situation and how we could assist.
“Chapman Freeborn is pleased to support many governments and humanitarian organisations (NGOs), and I’m proud to say that we have the most caring and supportive team in the industry who go above and beyond 24 hours a day, every day of the week to ensure emergency aid reaches the populations of these seriously impacted countries.”
David Tasker, Group Director – Government & Humanitarian, said, “The worldwide compassion expressed following this disaster just underlines all that is good amongst the human race. The whole aviation industry and associated industries were quick to react, with Chapman Freeborn proud to be at the forefront with their support. Our teams work relentlessly to help those in need, and the efforts of the whole industry must be commended. We will of course continue to support people in the affected regions over the coming weeks and months.”