The Somalia crisis is among the most dire and complex emergencies in the world as a result of a combination of conflict, massive displacement and drought.
Currently, UNHAS is the only reliable option for safe air travel for humanitarian personnel to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected population. Furthermore, the large influx of Somali refugees into Kenya has resulted in a scale up of humanitarian activities and subsequently, the need for a common air transport to reach the remote refugee camps of Dadaab and Kakuma in Northern Kenya. UNHAS Somalia/Kenya operates a fleet of 7 fixed wing aircraft and transports on average 5,050 passengers and 29.7 mt of cargo per month to at least 25 destinations on regular basis. Over 130 humanitarian organizations relied on UNHAS to implement and monitor projects in Somalia and Kenya in 2013.
For more information, please contact: UNHAS Somalia/Kenya
Mr Nigel Sanders - Chief Air Transport Officer