Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Niger

About this Operation

Operation Documents

Budget Revisions

Resource Situation

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below).

This Special Operation (SO) is established to continue the provision of safe and reliable air transport services to the humanitarian community in Niger, and in the region, for 2013. From the 1st of January to the 31st of December 2012 a United Nations World Food Programme Humanitarian Air Service (WFP/UNHAS) operated in Niger and Mali through Special Operation (SO) 200316. It is now planned to split the Niger and Mali services between two distinct SOs. This new SO, 200520, will continue the WFP/UNHAS service in Niger, while the Mali operation will be managed through a second separate SO.



Niger has a population of approximately 13 million inhabitants and was ranked 174 out of 177 countries by UNDP’s Human Development Index in 2008. Some 59.5 percent of the population is living below the poverty line. Agriculture is the engine of Niger’s weak economy, with 82 percent of the population relying on farming....