Sudan continues to be a complex humanitarian emergency, characterized by localized conflicts, protracted displacement and a deteriorating economic climate. Since the independence of South Sudan in July 2011, Sudan has faced a number of humanitarian challenges. Due to ongoing conflict and insecurity in the western region of Darfur, and an escalation of conflict in the Abyei area and the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, many have become displaced and millions of people's livelihoods have been affected.
With limited infrastructure, insecurity and vast distances, accessing beneficiaries by road remains extremely challenging. As a result, air transport is the only secure transport option for the humanitarian community. Given that there are no air carriers operating within Sudan in compliance with the International Civil Aviation and UN standards, WFP/UNHAS Sudan plays a crucial role in ensuring that humanitarian assistance reaches those in need.
WFP/UNHAS Sudan provides air transport services to over 150 humanitarian organizations to 60 locations in the country.
For more information, please contact:
Mr.Loic Lataste, Chief Air Transport Officer, WFP/UNHAS Sudan
Tel: +249091216 7197/ +249 912 160 804