Former Cargo Human Care chairman honoured

Dr Sven Sievers, founder member and former second chairman of Cargo Human Care e.V., was awarded the “Cross of Merit on the ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany” for his voluntary commitment to Kenya.


Former Cargo Human Care chairman honoured


Dr Sven Sievers, founder member and former second chairman of Cargo Human Care e.V., was awarded the “Cross of Merit on the ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany” for his voluntary commitment to Kenya.

He was committed to humanitarian aid in Kenya from the outset and played an important role in designing the Cargo Human Care Medical Centre in 2008. “Together with his fellow campaigner Fokko Doyen, he won many supporters and specialist German doctors over to the cause”, was how Peter Gerber, chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo, explained the honour.

“Thanks to his many years of real commitment he has proven to be a worthy representative of our country.” Until 2013, Dr Sievers was the second chairman of Cargo Human Care and was then named honorary chairman of the association. Over the years, Dr Sievers flew on board Lufthansa Cargo freight aircraft to Nairobi more than 80 times to help out with the work on the ground. Cargo Human Care supports more than 20,000 medical examinations in Nairobi every year. The organisation’s second largest area of activity is the Mothers’ Mercy Home in Nairobi, which offers more than 115 orphans a home and a future. The work is supported by Lufthansa Cargo in terms of finance and logistics.