STUTTGART-VAINGEN, Germany — Military forces throughout the U.S. European Command's area of responsibility are actively working to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of the Republic of Georgia.
To date, two U.S. Air Force C-17's have arrived in Tbilisi. The first plane arrived Aug. 13, 2008 carrying blankets, cots, sleeping bags and medical supplies. The second C-17 arrived Aug. 14 carrying additional supplies, as well as 104,000 doses of antibiotics that were specifically requested by the Georgian Ministry of Health.
Two C-130's arrived in Tbilisi Aug. 15 carrying pallets of cargo, more emergency shelter items and medical supplies to provide to the displaced citizens of Georgia.
The supplies are being distributed and coordinated by the U.S. government's five Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) partners on the ground, to include: Counterpart International, A Call to Serve - Georgia, International Relief and Development, Hellenicare, and United Methodist Committee on Relief. All humanitarian assistance efforts have been closely coordinated with the Georgian Government and international organizations.