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WFP and Renault Trucks have teamed up to enhance WFP’s fleet capacities in Eastern Africa. WFP mechanics in various countries will learn about advanced truck repair and maintenance from Renault Truck experts. Maintaining WFP’s own fleet of heavy duty and all-terrain trucks helps us deliver life-saving food to the most remote and inaccessible places.
WFP has to mobilise the country's road, river and air networks to reach the most remote places in the world's newest country.
The water is out again. No showers! Who knows if this a coincidence, or perhaps a part of the simulation? We can’t be sure; the scenario has to be realistic as possible... In the fictitious country of Brindland, a natural disaster has devastated the population, damaged infrastructure, and in some cases, has cut off the humanitarian community from getting aid to the most remote and hard-to-reach populations.
On December 3rd, WFP air support staff in Entebbe, Uganda, welcomed a UPS-donated flight carrying 92mt of High Energy Biscuits (HEBs). These will go to assist vulnerable populations uprooted by conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A whiteboard sits in the middle of a shipping container that’s been converted into a classroom. On it is a list of words: ‘Relay, Battery, Sensor, Alternator, Fuse, Starter.’ A group of students watches and listens as two teachers explain the intricacies and understandings of how currents travel through a truck engine.
Starting on 29 October 2012, WFP and Renault Trucks have together embarked on a three-month journey. What's this all about? Read more to find out!
Aziza is the only female storekeeper at the WFP sub-office in El Daien, East Darfur State, Sudan, a place where WFP provides food assistance to 156,000 people per year. With such a large number of Darfurians depending on WFP, staff members like Aziza are essential to ensuring that the right amount of food is delivered to the right number of people. We had the chance to hear about her job in East Darfur, and what it means to be the last staffer to send off WFP food for delivery.
Simon Hacker is a Logistics Officer based in Syria, and is part of the team managing the expansion of WFP’s emergency response. We got the chance to talk to him about the rapid scale-up and what this means in terms of logistics. Here is what he had to say:
It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating a Ten Year Anniversary with our longest, and very first, private sector partner - TNT. Reflecting over the last decade, TNT has been there for us, and more importantly, our beneficiaries. They have also helped to show that businesses can make real impact on the lives of vulnerable communities around the world. In this special post, we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge their contribution in helping us to fight hunger.
The road infrastructure in South Sudan can be challenging. Seasonal rains which occur from March to October turn roads into mud and streams into rivers. WFP uses its fleet of over 70 trucks in South Sudan, 20 of which are its own, to navigate the rising waters as best they can.