FedEx has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe.
The integrator will also provide ongoing assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.
FedEx Express president in Europe, David Binks, says: “FedEx is committed to helping those arriving in Europe to escape conflict, as well as showing our support for the communities who are also affected by this humanitarian crisis.
“Working together with NGOs, we are utilising our global transportation network and resources to deliver immediate assistance where it is needed most and that lays the essential foundations for rebuilding lives.”
FedEx is mobilising its humanitarian relief programme through a donation of $1 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The company will also use existing relationships with international organizations, including Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International, working closely with local partners in the most affected countries.
Through the company’s monetary and transportation contribution, FedEx will deliver immediate relief and longer term support for those affected by the crisis.
This includes transporting on behalf of Heart to Heart International large volumes of essential hygiene kits for use on the ground by International Medical Corps in providing emergency healthcare to refugees in Greece.
It will also transport on behalf of Direct Relief large volumes of medical supplies for use in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon providing shelter for Syrian refugees.