DRT brings Bahamas relief after Dorian
Following the destructive category five hurricane Dorian, DHL has sent volunteers from the disaster response team (DRT) to the Bahamas to logistically handle relief supplies for the victims. The first relief supplies (136 t) delivered by the International Federation of the Red Cross in a wide-bodied charter aircraft were transported by DPDHL employees to a world food programme warehouse for onward distribution to those in need in Freeport, Nassau and Abaco.
The six DRT members arrived from Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico and Florida and will be relieved by a second rotation mid this week. When deployed, the DRT helps prevent bottlenecks at the airport closest to disaster-affected areas, ensuring essential supplies, such as food, medicine and hygiene kits keep moving - even under difficult circumstances. (ah)