The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country of four million people. Repeated political and economic crises during the past 50 years have devastated the land. Displacement and poverty are widespread. The country lacks basic social services. The state of the infrastructure, including roads and bridges, is either non-existent or very poor.
Given the highly volatile security situation and poorly developed infrastructure, air travel is the sole means of accessing most of the humanitarian intervention areas in the country. UNHAS CAR continues to play a key role in enabling on-going support provided by the humanitarian community. Not only does UNHAS provide access to fragile populations, but it also ensures that humanitarian staff is evacuated in a timely manner. On monthly basis, UNHAS CAR transports over 780 passengers and approximately 22.7 mt of cargo. In 2014, with a fleet of two LET-410 aircraft, UNHAS CAR is serving more than 15 regular and several ad-hoc destinations. Overall, the operation provides air transport services for over 40 organizations.
For more information, please contact:
UNHAS Central African Republic (CAR)
Mr Amadou Handou - Chief Air Transport Officer