This operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 2. (See below)
This revision seeks to provide a budget increase to the Special Operation, SO 200634, for the continuous provision of air services, to facilitate humanitarian response in South Sudan, from 15 August to 31 December 2014 with details as shown in the table above. The revised budget caters for additional costs, which amount to US$ 20,100,947 due to fleet expansion, increased staffing and other operational needs related to the ongoing emergency response bringing the project’s total budget to US$ 50,750,346. BACKGROUND:
This Special Operation (SO) is designed to continue the provision of access to the humanitarian community by air to locations within the Republic of South Sudan through a safe, reliable, effective, and efficient service during 2014.
From 1 January to 31 December 2013, the previous project was implemented through SO 200523. This new SO, number 200634, is a continuation to project 200523, and seeks to meet the same project objectives.
The conflict in South Sudan has disrupted the livelihoods of millions of people and has had a negative impact on food security in the world’s newest country.
Market disruptions due to the conflict, population displacement and a rise in prices of local food has all increased the level of food insecurity in the country.