May 03, 2017: Ethiopian Airlines is set to facilitate the transport of nine tonnes of relief materials from Toulouse, France, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Utilizing the delivery flight of Ethiopian Airlines' newest A350 XWB, the goods are destined to provide relief to drought prone areas in the East African region, Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement.

The relief material consists of diarrhea disease kits, emergency food rations, inter-agency emergency health kits and clothing.

The goods will be handed over to the Ethiopian Airlines Foundation, the Ethiopian Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission for further distribution to refugee camps as well as health stations.

"We are honoured to be working with humedica, Aviation without Borders and the Airbus Foundation to perform this humanitarian flight.

The acceptance of our latest A350 XWB is made more meaningful as we transport much needed relief goods to the drought affected areas in the region," said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer Ethiopian Airlines.

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