Red Cross ..."/>Land Rover Defender 2020 Model Testing In The Desert


Published on August 6th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Land Rover Defender 2020 Model Testing In The Desert

Red Cross Testing The NEW Defender In The Desert

Land Rover has partnered with the Red Crosssince 1954, dating back to the era of earliest Land Rover, the Series 1 wherethey were ensuring that the medical aid and relief organisations could operatein countries that often had a very limited network of paved roads.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 189 National Societies through the work of over 13 million volunteers.

Fleet experts from the IFRC (InternationalFederation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is a globalhumanitarian organization, which coordinates and directs internationalassistance following natural and man-made disasters in non-conflict situations)took this all new Defender to the Jebel Jais highway in the United ArabEmirates for hot weather testing on and off road, in soft sand withtemperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit as well as on the hairpin turnsof the paved highway itself.

“The Red Cross supports millions ofpeople in crisis every year, working in almost every country in theworld,” said Ilir Caushaj, IFRC’s team lead for global fleets andlogistics. “We operate in some of the most hard-to-reach places on earth,often working in very difficult terrain, so our teams have to be able to copewith anything.

That’s why we’re proud to have partnered with Land Rover since 1954 and to be putting their new Defender to the test, as together they help us reach vulnerable communities in crisis, whoever and wherever in the world they are.” 

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