This operation has been modified and extended in time until 30 June 2011 as per Budget revision 6 (see below).Through this budget revision this project is being extended in time for 18 months, until 31 December 2012
The deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the region as such has resulted in restrictions for relief workers to travel safely and thereby partially preventing the humanitarian community from fulfilling its tasks. Thus, it is envisaged that an air transport service is established to provide a safe and efficient mode of transport for humanitarian staff and donors within the region.
WFP will organize such an air transport service covering the locations of Bangui, Bouar, Bozoum, Paoua, Bossangoa, Markounda, Batangafo, Kabo, Ndélé, Birao, Obo, Zémio, Bangassou and in neighbouring countries as requested by the relevant entities.
WFP will charter an aircraft (C208) for 3 months to serve the transport needs of the humanitarian community. Humanitarian actors utilizing this service will be charged US$ 100 irrespective of the destination to partly cover some of the expenses of this project and to avoid abuse of the service.
The Central African Republic (CAR), a landlocked country of just four million people, has the most grim human development indicators in the region....