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Aid & International Development Forum Japan – Assessment and Current Progress Workshop June 8 & 9, 2011 Ty Prettyman, Program Director ISTAT AIRLINK A.

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1 Aid & International Development Forum Japan – Assessment and Current Progress Workshop June 8 & 9, 2011 Ty Prettyman, Program Director ISTAT AIRLINK A Humanitarian Initiative of the ISTAT Foundation

2 2 AIRLINK – THE FUNDAMENTALS Given: Charities and NGOs need air capacity to ship both routine and critical supplies and staff internationally…

3 3 AIRLINK – THE FUNDAMENTALS IATA Load Factors …and the capacity is clearly available Blue = empty space! No need to reinvent the wheel – let’s use empty space that is already flying around everyday!

4 4 HOW AIRLINK WORKS On-line website gathers all NGO needs with airline offerings and, once a match is found, puts the airline and NGO in touch with one another to let them work out the details of the shipment

5 AIRLINK PARTICIPATION - AIRLINES 5 Omni Air International TACA

6 AIRLINK PARTICIPATION – SELECTED NGOs 6 One World Environment The Fishermen

7 7 JAPAN – M ARCH 2011 Over 15,000 fatalities 6,000 injured Over 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed

8 8 AIRLINK JAPAN RESPONSE 15 Aid distribution workers from 4 different NGOs flown by Hawaiian Air from USA immediately after disaster Over 1,000 lbs of aid supplies carried on board by relief workers Shipped 200 ShelterBox units from UK to Tokyo on UPS Operations to Japan continue

9 AIRLINK HELPING JAPAN 9 Through AirLink Hawaiian Air donated five round trip seats to Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) for a mission to set up aid distribution logistics. On Tuesday, April 5 th the AAI team met with both Hands on Tokyo and Second Hand Harvest in Japan to discuss aid distribution. They also prepared 1,000 pounds of relief supplies that AAI volunteers brought with them on the Hawaiian Air flight for distribution in areas north of Tokyo. On April 6th the AAI team met with warehouse staff near the Narita airport to inspect the 3,000 square feet of donated space that was offered to AAI for storage of aid supplies.

10 AIRLINK FEEDBACK 10 I want to thank AirLink, and Particularly Hawaiian and JetBlue Airlines, for helping us with our response to the disaster in Japan. We were able to combine their two offers to allow me a no-cost roundtrip flight, which helped keep our efforts on the ground focused and progressive. With simultaneous efforts underway in Haiti, Japan, and now Missouri our resources are strained, and knowing that the "AirLink Team" is there to provide support and encouragement means a lot to all of us at All Hands Volunteers. Thanks, David -- David Campbell Executive Director All Hands Volunteers PO Box 546 Carlisle, MA

11 AIRLINK – JAPAN SPECIFIC EXPERIENCES 11 AirLink initially transported search and rescue teams and aid distribution personnel Japan government very specific about what aid supplies would be accepted Some supplies refused (not carried by AirLink NGOs) Japan issued a specific list of supplies they needed, updated frequently Japan became self sufficient some what quickly, especially when compared to Haiti.

12 12 MAKING A DIFFERENCE


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