A transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force -- carrying 71 repatriated Bangladeshi nationals from Lebanon -- returned home yesterday after handing over humanitarian assistance to victims of the horrific explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4.
The mission consisting of a 12-member BAF air crew, was led by Group Captain Santanu Chowdhury. The mission was conducted under guidance of Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, according to a press release of Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR).
BAF has always been providing air transport services to carry relief and humanitarian assistance to the victims of any disaster in the friendly countries as per the guidance of the government on an emergency basis, said the statement.
In line with this, emergency relief and medical supplies, a physician and a technical team to assess the real scenario of the damaged naval ship, were sent to Lebanon last Sunday as humanitarian assistance to help the affected Bangladeshi expats, people of Lebanon and members of Bangladesh Navy deployed in UN peacekeeping operations in Beirut.