Washington, DC - At approximately 5:00pm and 6:00pm local time, two C-130 military transport planes will be landing in Djerba, Tunisia delivering humanitarian supplies from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Each aircraft will be carrying three pallets of aid supplies, which will include 2,000 blankets, 40 rolls of plastic sheeting, and 9,600 10-liter water containers.
The humanitarian relief supplies, sufficient for up to 2000 beneficiaries, will be given to the Tunisia Red Crescent for distribution.
For media interested in covering the delivery of supplies, please contact AFRICOM Public Affairs Office, Media Division at +49 711 729-4714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance keeps emergency relief commodities warehoused in Pisa, Italy, Dubai, and Miami in order to quickly respond to humanitarian needs.
For more information about USAID, visit www.usaid.gov.
Last updated: February 21, 2014