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. This rugged, landlocked country remains one of the poorest in the world, with more than half the population living below the poverty line and many displaced.
Regular and sustained access to areas requiring humanitarian assistance is a key challenge for aid agencies. In addition to the widespread insecurity, access is limited because of the inhospitable terrain and poor road infrastructure.
For humanitarian workers air travel is the only option for movement within Afghanistan, and with reduction of UNAMA, WFP/UNHAS’ role is crucial for the implementation of humanitarian operations. WFP/UNHAS Afghanistan provides air transport services to over 120 organizations to over 10 destinations across the country.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Jared Komwono, Chief Air Transport Officer, WFP/UNHAS Afghanistan
Tel: + 93 (0) 79 766 2023