8 September 2015
With the continental size of DRC and its poor infrastructure, air transport is the most viable means of travel. However, operational risk levels of local and other non-commercial air operators do not meet international aviation standards. The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), MSF, and the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO) provide some air transport services however these are restrictive and do not cover the needs of the humanitarian and donor community. In addition, in 2014, as part of MONUSCO draw down, they stopped flights to several locations (including Mbandaka, KIndu, Kananga, and MbujiMayi). UNHAS is therefore crucial to an effective humanitarian response in the country. The objective of UNHAS is to provide open, safe, flexible, efficient, and cost-effective air transport service to humanitarian agencies including UN partners, NGOs, diplomatic missions, and donor representatives. In early September 2014, under request of the Humanitarian Country Team, UNHAS together with its partner ASF-F rapidly established regular scheduled flights to Boende to support agencies responding to Ebola outbreak in Equateur.
25 August 2015
Fact sheet :
WFP provides assistance to CAR refugees who have crossed into DRC to flee ongoing violence in Central African Republic.
Duration: January 2015-December 2015
Targeted Beneficiaries: 96,000
Cost: US$ 20.5 million
2015 Funding shortfall : US$ 8.2 million
27 January 2015
World Food Programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo : FACTS and FIGURES August 2014