Dublin, January 21st, 2015
Airlink, a 24/7 rapid-response disaster and humanitarian relief organization, last night honoured ChildFund International with the 2014 NGO Partner of the Year Award for its Ebola relief efforts. Since August, ChildFund, a global child development and protection agency, has airlifted three shipments of critically needed medical supplies to West Africa and was the first organization to open an interim care centre in Liberia for children who have lost parents or caregivers to Ebola.
ChildFund Ireland CEO Michael Kiely receiving the award said that it represented “an acknowledgement of ChildFund’s emergency response capacity in fighting crises like the Ebola outbreak”.
“ChildFund is honoured to receive this award,” said Anne Lynam Goddard, president and CEO of ChildFund International. “ChildFund staff, volunteers and corporate partners have dedicated countless hours and given generously to help those affected by one of the worst global crises we have seen in our lifetimes. Receiving this award is a testament to their hard work and a solid reminder of the work that remains to be done to end this epidemic.”
The award was presented during the Airlink Charity Gala Dinner, which was held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, as part of the Airline Economics’ Growth Frontiers Dublin 2015 Conference. Airlink was the sole charity partner for the Gala Dinner, which is sponsored by Engine Lease Finance Corporation. In addition to ChildFund’s award, Airlink presented JetBlue Airways with the 2014 Airline Partner of the Year Award.
ChildFund International is a global child development and protection agency serving more than 18.2 million children and family members in 30 countries. For 75 years, we have helped the world’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance, we create supportive environments in which children can flourish. For more information about what we do, click here