WFP's 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference Opens 9 October In The Dead Sea

Published on 08 October 2012

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will hold the 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference from 9 to 11 October 2012 at King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

The conference is held in close coordination with the International Civil Aviation Organization, General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE, Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission and Jordan Aviation.

One of the many key objects of the conference is raising awareness throughout the world of the services WFP provides through its aviation arm; the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).

UNHAS transports employees from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international agencies, donors and media as well as food assistance and essential commodities. The world’s humanitarian air service is also essential during emergencies providing support to WFP Logistics through airlifts and airdrops for food.

Journalists and members of the press are welcome to attend the opening speech and visit the exhibition taking place on the side of the conference. For more information please visit the conference website at www.annualghac.com to complete registration and for further insightful information.
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For more information please contact (email address: firstname.lastname@wfp.org):
Faten  Al-Hindi, WFP/Amman, Tel, +962 796665255
Abeer Etefa, WFP/Cairo, Mob: +201066634352
Reem Nada, WFP/Cairo, Mob: +201066634522