I-GO AID is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) set up in order to deliver much needed medical and food supplies to the Libyan people, specifically those in cut-off coastal areas of the country. I-Go Aid was set up by a group of Libyan and Maltese nationals in late February 2011 and was officially registered in Malta in March. I-Go Aid has been able to drawn in support from their member’s affiliations with both Maltese and overseas companies.
Given the siege of Misuratah that began 2 months ago, I-Go has focused its activities providing aid to the residents there. I-go Aid has actively coordinated transportation of food and medicine to the city through Misuratah’s port. With only one early mission unsuccessful due to interception by Libyan patrol boats, I-Go has since made 9 shipments to Misuratah by sea.
The intention moving forward is to maintain one shipment every 5 days to deliver aid and, when required, to provide passenger services for journalists and doctors. Although the quantity of aid delivered is not at the scale of more established NGO’s, the I-Go shipments have become a reliable source of relief for Misruratah and an important route for doctors, journalists and professional to access the city.
Regular correspondences with hospitals and locals in Misuratah ensures that I-Go is able to identify their needs and prioritize medical supplies that are purchased. I-Go also receives relief donations from other local/international NGO’s in order to transport to Misuratah and is working closely with the following aid organizations:
International Medical Corp
Libyan Medical Relief
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Medical Camp for Libya (WMCL)
The I-GO AID Foundation is non government organization, but depends on donations to carry out its work. Support reponse in Libya.