NTL was instrumental in mobilizing specialists from Poland in collaboration with its international partner, trained in disaster relief management with experience in warehouse management, helicopter airlift operations and air traffic control.
It deployed resources from various cities to support the United Nations World Food Program in the movement of relief goods to the affected areas.
Employees from NTL’s local network were also deployed to help set up and manage warehouses in the affected areas. In addition inventory management systems and security personnel were also made available to help facilitate safe and secure movement of reliefs goods from these locations.
During these efforts NTL transported 44 tons of ready to eat high energy food for the World Food Program free of cost from Rome to Islamabad Chaklala airbase, where NTL’s staff helped to organize the cargo in military sheds for further transportation to the affected areas.
NTL remained actively involved in the relief operations with World Food Program in various cities for 6 months
During the 2009 humanitarian crises, the World Food Program required expertise for the management of warehouses located at Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Islamabad and Peshawar, where donations were being received.
NTL once again stepped up to the challenge and deployed manpower and expertise to comply with the World Food Programs required standards to help manage critical nodes of the operation supply chain.
The necessary IT equipment and software, required to manage these facilities and to track inventory movements, was made available. This contributed towards improving the turn around time, efficiency and transparency of these efforts.
Heavy rainfall in July 2010 in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa resulted in flash floods.
2000 people lost their lives and over a million homes were destroyed leaving 21 million people displaced.
These were reported to have been the worst floods in Pakistan since 1929. The damage exceeded the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Approximately one-fifth of Pakistan’s total land mass was submerged.
In a relief effort, NTL organized warehousing for food storage in Islamabad, Multan and Hyderabad supported by its staff, security personnel and equipment to manage these warehouses. In addition, NTL’s International partners donated in excess of 120 tons of high-energy food to the flood victims at an estimated value of 400,000 euros.