UN Humanitarian Air Service
In times of natural disaster and conflict, communities can easily become displaced, isolated, and left without access to food, water and shelter. A rapid response can save lives and air transport is often the only way to quickly move humanitarian supplies and personnel to where they are needed. Over the years, WFP Aviation has accrued vast experience and developed a comprehensive service provision portfolio.
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The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) makes up 80 percent of WFP Aviation's core activities. It seeks to deliver safe, reliable, cost-efficient and effective common air services to the humanitarian community. UNHAS is the only humanitarian air service that gives equal access to all humanitarian entities. UNHAS responds to the need for access to the world's most remote and challenging locations, often under precarious security conditions, where no safe surface transport or viable commercial aviation options are available.
UNHAS is currently providing essential passenger services in the following countries:
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
- South Sudan