In less than a week, Norwegian will carry out its most important flight of the year: the annual Fill a Plane campaign flight with UNICEF. This time we are heading to Chad, with a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX that has just been delivered from the Boeing factory and will be filled with emergency aid in both in the cargo belly and inside the plane itself. More than 2.5 million children in Chad are affected by the current crises, with almost 200,000 children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition and more than 200,000 people displaced.
Today, The Points Guy announced a generous $10,000 donation to this UNICEF project and urged its followers to help donate as well to support this important cause. Those who donate are eligible to win one of five pairs of round-trip tickets in Premium on Norwegian to any of the airline’s long-haul destinations.
To donate and for the chance to win, please go to UNICEF’s Fill a Plane site at unicefusa.org/fillaplane.
Norwegian and UNICEF earlier this year selected Chad as the destination for its fifth Fill a Plane mission. Chad is one of Africa’s poorest countries, and has suffered from decades of poverty and conflict, including the recent and growing threat from Boko Haram, and the essential Lake Chad – the most important lake in Central Africa - has shrunk by more than 95%.
“This will be Norwegian’s most important flight of the year, but we do need your help to fill a plane to better help provide the children of Chad with a future. Too many children have been caught up in this horrific conflict and have lost their family, homes and also a chance for an education. To support, we will provide an aircraft, and call upon our customers and partners will help us fill it with medicines, emergency aid and school materials so that the people of Chad can start to build a future and manage on their own and support themselves,” said Norwegian CEO and Founder Bjørn Kjos.
“The children of Chad need our support to ensure they’re able to survive and thrive,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA. “These needed supplies will have a big impact, and it’s made possible thanks to our important global partnership with Norwegian, and their steadfast commitment to putting children first.”
Norwegian and UNICEF have conducted four humanitarian aid missions since 2014 to: the Central African Republic; the world’s second-largest refugee camp, Za’atari in Jordan; Mali; and to Djibouti for Yemen. Together, the partners have brought emergency aid that has saved more than 100,000 children’s lives.
Our campaign video for Chad, can be found on our YouTube page.