A humanitarian mission to rescue and relocate hundreds of Ukrainian citizens has been completed by passionate humanitarian, pilot, and renowned film-maker, Enrique Piñeyro, an Argentinian national. The aircraft utilized: P4-787, a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” is owned by Piñeyro, who is also the founder of non-profit organization (NGO) Solidaire. The NGO has a strategic alliance with Open Arms – a fellow NGO with a primary mission to protect the life of the most vulnerable in emergency situations.
The jet, which is registered under The Registry of Aruba has completed five humanitarian flights to date, flying women, children, and the elderly from refugee camps to safe destinations in Italy. P4-787 completed the first rescue mission in mid-March from refugee camps on the border of Poland. The mission continued as additional flights traveled from Warsaw to Rome, Cagliari, and Palermo for three consecutive days with a continuous flight itinerary.
Swiftly after the war started, Piñeyro and his team flew from Buenos Aires, where P4-787 is based, to initiate the humanitarian mission. The objective has been to rescue hundreds of stranded Ukrainians and evacuate them to destinations in Italy. The Ukrainian families have now been transferred to sites managed by Open Arms and its partner organizations. The flights also served as a mechanism to transfer donations and supplies of essential items from Argentina to various refugee sites.
Piñeyro commented, “Time is of the essence: Women, children and the elderly are unfit for combat and the dire conditions being forced upon them by the war. They have no choice but to leave loved ones”. In an interview with Infobae, Pineyro shared his experience of observing of a 12-year-old boy who cried inconsolably in his mother’s arms, “She tried to hold him back and console him and her 4-year-old boy looked on stunned and visibly traumatized. It is time for the world to step-up and support Ukraine. Through our work with Solidaire and our strategic alliances with global NGO’s we hope to help however we can”.
Alexandria Colindres, CEO of the Registry of Aruba said, “The Registry of Aruba is proud to be affiliated with Mr. Piñeyro and we applaud his extensive efforts to support the innocent victims of this war. His bravery and achievements during this time of need are an example to the aviation community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine”.
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