Published on 12 October 2009

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), run by WFP, is facing a serious funding shortfall. The UN agencies working in the Somali region are presently looking at making contributions to keep this service afloat for one more month. UNHAS provides a vital service to areas not served by the Ethiopian Airlines. Reduction or closure of services will have a serious implication in the management and monitoring of operations in Somali region.