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Not all airlines would marvel at the idea of landing a plane in Yemen’s war-torn capital Sana’a, let alone to repeat the feat not once, but regularly over a sustained period. But, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service often operates flights to places commercial carriers would never go. In 2015, as major airlines pulled out of Yemen citing growing unrest, UNHAS Yemen was just being activated. Almost one year later and several flights down the line, the service has extended its activities in order to better respond to needs.
Global food production has reached an all-time high, however one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted - approximately 1.3 billion tons. Post-harvest food loss is one of the leading causes of food insecurity for millions of farm families around the world, impacting their nutrition, health, and financial stability. Here’s how the World Food Programme's supply chain expertise is helping to achieve Zero Loss for Zero Hunger:
As Chief Air Transport Officer, Pascal Vuillet leads operations for the WFP-managed UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Ethiopia. UNHAS provides passenger air services for the humanitarian community, enabling them to reach and carry out life-saving work with isolated populations in some of the world's most remote and challenging locations that are not served by commercial airlines. He took the time recently to speak with us about his job, the highlight of his time working for WFP, and what it takes to head operations in Ethiopia every day. This is what he had to say.
Nestled in a far eastern corner of Chad lies the dusty town of Goz Beida. It's vast, orange-colored landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, and is particularly noticeable from the sky. For the thousands of humanitarian workers who travel to Chad each year, flying is often the only way to reach more than 2.4 million food-insecure Chadians and around 500,000 refugees and asylum seekers throughout the country.
At the recent 2015 Fleet Forum Annual Conference, The World Food Programme's (WFP) Afghanistan team was recognised with an award for their achievements in delivering food to hard-to-reach locations – thanks to the efficient and effective management of WFP-owned trucks.
In the aftermath of the recent Nepal earthquake, a group of six local women found their way to WFP's Humanitarian Staging Area in Kathmandu, determined to support the humanitarian operation in any way they could. With a little luck, plenty of determination and the guidance of a seasoned logistician, it wasn't long before the women were managing stocks, driving forklifts and doing just what they came to do.
The World Food Programme (WFP) faced an unprecedented number of large-scale emergencies in 2014, from the ongoing crises of Syria and South Sudan to the multiple challenges of the Ebola response.
The World Food Programme (WFP) relies on its logistics capacity to reach an average of 80 million people each year. While speed and planning are essential, WFP is also committed to environmentally sustainable operations wherever possible. Below are five key ways that WFP's logistics is going green.
Since the escalation of the conflict in Yemen, WFP has been working tirelessly to reach desperate families with life-saving food assistance. WFP is also helping humanitarian partners to deliver assistance by providing critical logistics support and services. Here are six ways that WFP is supporting the humanitarian community in Yemen:
The beginning of 2015 brought torrential rain to the southern regions of Malawi, resulting in historic flooding and prompting the President of Malawi to declare a state of emergency across 15 of the country’s 28 districts. More than 600,000 people are in need of food assistance.