The combination of conflict, large-scale population movements and poverty make Sudan one of the most complex political and economic environments in which the humanitarian community operates. Of paramount concern remain unrest and insecurity across the entire country, which has flared most alarmingly in Darfur.
With limited infrastructure, vast distances, perennial flooding and high insecurity on the road, access to beneficiaries through surface transport remains challenging. As a result, air transport is the only secure transport option for the humanitarian community. In 2013, the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance continued smoothly in Sudan as a result of the complementary role played by UNHAS. In the Darfur region, UNHAS established a reliable flight schedule that enabled flight connections to many remote destinations. With services to 40 regular destinations all over the country, 120 organizations comprised relied on UNHAS in 2013 to implement and monitor humanitarian activities in Sudan.
For more information, please contact:
Mr Kennedy Ooro - Acting Chief Air Transport Officer