DHL strengthens disaster response, expands GoHelp programme to Europe

DHL Group has taken a proactive step by expanding its GoHelp programme to the continent. The programme will utilise DHL’s logistical expertise and global network to aid disaster-affected communities. DHL has partnered with the United Nations since 2005 to volunteer its logistics proficiency and international network for global relief efforts. DHL is conducting its first training session for the Disaster Response Teams (DRTs) in Europe at Istanbul International Airport from April 19-21. Attended by 50 employees, this training marks a pivotal step in enhancing regional disaster preparedness and response efforts. “Europe has been facing an increasing number of climate-related crises, like the floods in Germany and Belgium in 2021. On top of this, we witnessed terrible earthquakes in Turkey and Morocco last year,” noted Christoph Selig, Vice President, Sustainability Communications and Programmes at DHL Group. “Recognising this, we’re extending GoHelp’s reach and impact to Europe after a successful implementation over the past 15 years in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region,” added Selig.