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European Union helps keep humanitarian flights in West and Central Africa skies as humanitarian needs soar

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                                We are very grateful to the European Union and all donor partners for their contributions at a time when UNHAS was facing unprecedented funding shortages.
                            
                            
                                                
                            
                                                            ROME, Italy, January 21, 2022/APO Group/ --
                                                        
                            A timely contribution of .5 million from the European Union has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) transport thousands of humanitarian workers to several hard-to-reach locations in West and Central Africa, the Program said today. World Food.



The EU contribution for 2021, made through the European Commission's Department of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), helped UNHAS support a regional approach to its services, enabling more than 60,000 workers Humanitarians reach 66 remote locations in Mauritania, Cameroon, Central Africa (CAR), Chad and Niger throughout the year at a time when humanitarian needs worsened.

“We are very grateful to the European Union and all donor partners for their contributions at a time when UNHAS was facing unprecedented funding shortages,” says Philippe Martou, WFP Aviation Chief.  “UNHAS provides vital support to humanitarian workers across the region to reach populations in need.”

The West and Central Africa region is facing several challenges, including displacement, natural hazards, structural poverty, and chronic food insecurity that is exacerbated by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

While international donors such as the EU have stepped up and contributed to the continuation of critical humanitarian air services, UNHAS continues to face critical financial challenges.  It is vital that UNHAS is adequately resourced in 2022 to continue providing essential services to the humanitarian community.

Established in 2003, the WFP-managed UNHAS is a common service for the entire humanitarian community, operating where no viable airborne options exist.  The service currently operates 22 operations and transports up to 400,000 passengers through more than 300 regular destinations each year using a diversified fleet of aircraft and helicopters.  In addition to regular services, UNHAS also performs medical evacuations and security relocations on request.
European Union helps keep humanitarian flights in West and Central Africa skies as humanitarian needs soar

We are very grateful to the European Union and all donor partners for their contributions at a time when UNHAS was facing unprecedented funding shortages.

ROME, Italy, January 21, 2022/APO Group/ —

A timely contribution of $3.5 million from the European Union has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) transport thousands of humanitarian workers to several hard-to-reach locations in West and Central Africa, the Program said today. World Food.

The EU contribution for 2021, made through the European Commission’s Department of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), helped UNHAS support a regional approach to its services, enabling more than 60,000 workers Humanitarians reach 66 remote locations in Mauritania, Cameroon, Central Africa (CAR), Chad and Niger throughout the year at a time when humanitarian needs worsened.

“We are very grateful to the European Union and all donor partners for their contributions at a time when UNHAS was facing unprecedented funding shortages,” says Philippe Martou, WFP Aviation Chief. “UNHAS provides vital support to humanitarian workers across the region to reach populations in need.”

The West and Central Africa region is facing several challenges, including displacement, natural hazards, structural poverty, and chronic food insecurity that is exacerbated by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

While international donors such as the EU have stepped up and contributed to the continuation of critical humanitarian air services, UNHAS continues to face critical financial challenges. It is vital that UNHAS is adequately resourced in 2022 to continue providing essential services to the humanitarian community.

Established in 2003, the WFP-managed UNHAS is a common service for the entire humanitarian community, operating where no viable airborne options exist. The service currently operates 22 operations and transports up to 400,000 passengers through more than 300 regular destinations each year using a diversified fleet of aircraft and helicopters. In addition to regular services, UNHAS also performs medical evacuations and security relocations on request.

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