PAUL water-filters flown from Frankfurt to flood hit Peru

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LATAM Cargo has flown 25 PAUL water-filtering containers to Lima from Frankfurt to provide clean water for people affected by flooding across Peru.

The PAUL (Portable Aqua Unit for Lifesaving) can filter up to 1,200 litres of water per day, and the 25 containers were funded by Frankfurt Airport’s operator Fraport, and its Lima Airport Partners subsidiary, and can provide safe water for up to 10,000 flood victims in Peru.

Fraport executive board chairman, Dr Stefan Schulte says: “We understand that there is an urgent need to provide safe water for drinking and other purposes, especially in remote parts of the country. Therefore, Fraport and Lima Airport Partners have combined resources to dispatch these water filtering containers to Peru.”

“With this gesture, we want to offer support to the victims of the floods as well as solidarity to the people of Peru. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Peru during this difficult time.”

The WaterBackpack PAUL system is a water membrane-filtering container that can be used by flood victims and be distributed to remote regions.

It was developed at the University of Kassel and more than 2,300 systems are providing life-saving water to people in nearly 70 countries.