This operation has been modified as B/R 01 up to December 31, 2011.
This special operation (SO) caters for the provision of a safe, reliable and costeffective air transport service to the humanitarian community in Afghanistan in 2010.The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) will be managed by WFP to facilitate the movement of aid workers providing humanitarian assistance throughout the country and in the region. This service has been requested by 700 different humanitarian agencies and the donor community operating in Afghanistan.
Through this project, WFP/UNHAS will operate three aircraft based in Kabul and Islamabad, flying to at least eleven locations.
The project applies a partial cost recovery mechanism, which is expected to cover approximately 60 per cent of the costs, while the remaining 40 per cent of the budget is expected to be raised through donor contributions. The special operation is for a duration of 12 months, from 1 January to 31 December 2010.
Afghanistan faces enormous recovery needs after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Despite recent progress, millions of Afghans still live in severe poverty with a crumbling infrastructure and a landscape that is suffering from environmental damage....