In various large-scale emergencies between 2008 and 2010, helicopters proved to be the most effective means by which to access and deliver humanitarian assistance to populations in areas inaccessible by road.
By means of an ECHO-funded stand-by fleet of two Mi-8 helicopters based in Entebbe, Uganda, WFP Aviation can respond much more quickly to humanitarian emergencies as far away as Madagascar and Pakistan. When not on emergency deployment, the helicopters are available to perform dedicated services for individual organizations upon request and on a cost-recovery basis
For more information, please contact:
WFP Aviation Global Emergency Response
Mr Jared K'Omwono - Regional Chief Air Transport Officer