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Provision of Safe, Efficient and Sufficient Air Transport Services to the Humanitarian Community in Central African Republic

This operation has been modified and extended in time until 30 June 2011 as per Budget revision 6 (see below).Through this budget revision this project is being extended in time for 18 months, until 31 December 2012

The deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the region as such has resulted in restrictions for relief workers to travel safely and thereby partially preventing the humanitarian community from fulfilling its tasks. Thus, it is envisaged that an air transport service is established to provide a safe and efficient mode of transport for humanitarian staff and donors within the region.

WFP will organize such an air transport service covering the locations of Bangui, Bouar, Bozoum, Paoua, Bossangoa, Markounda, Batangafo, Kabo, Ndélé, Birao, Obo, Zémio, Bangassou and in neighbouring countries as requested by the relevant entities.

WFP will charter an aircraft (C208) for 3 months to serve the transport needs of the humanitarian community. Humanitarian actors utilizing this service will be charged US$ 100 irrespective of the destination to partly cover some of the expenses of this project and to avoid abuse of the service.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)76,214
Beneficiary needs ($US)129,768,530
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 4,932,517
USA20,764,524
The Central African Republic12,000,000
UN CERF6,019,025
European Commission3,753,762
Canada3,137,009
Japan2,200,000
Germany2,057,736
United Kingdom1,650,165
Finland1,367,989
Private Donors1,293,830
Switzerland1,108,648
France1,087,686
Ireland683,995
Republic of Korea630,000
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)219,264
Slovenia41,379
Threats to food security
  • Poverty
  • Political instability
  • Banditry
  • Population displacement
  • Difficult access to food and safe water