Daimler Trucks humanitarian convoy arrives

Daimler Trucks ‘Convoy of Hope –Wings on Wheels’ has now arrived at Gaziantep, a city close to the Turkish-Syrian border.

The 11 Mercedes-Benz Actros semi-trailer trucks carrying relief supplies reached the city in just six days. The supplies include 300 pallets of food and medicine to be distributed to women and children in the war-torn region.

“Good news has reached us from Turkey… Our convoy of 11 Actros trucks carrying urgently needed aid supplies has arrived safely in Gaziantep,” said Wolfgang Bernhard, the Daimler Board of Management member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.

“I believe that as a result of this transport, the conflict in Syria and the fate of the people there has become just a bit more real for all of us. Let's hold on to the readiness to take on responsibility and the positive spirit that have accompanied our Convoy of Hope. This campaign of ours has demonstrated one thing: Everyone can help, and every bit of help counts.”

The joint project between the aid organization Wings of Help and Daimler Trucks delivered tents, baby food, wheelchairs, two ambulances, seven mobile medical centers, 10,000 blankets, winter clothing for 40,000 people, and 50,000 child vaccinations to the Syrian refugees in the border region.

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