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Inter-Agency Passenger Services for the Somali Region of Ethiopia

This Operation has been modified as per Budget revision 6 (see below).

Following a United Nations Humanitarian Assessment Mission to the Somali Region of Ethiopia, recommendations were made for the urgent upgrading of humanitarian assistance in the region as well as for the monitoring of current activities.

This Special Operation provides for fixed wing aircraft to allow for increased passenger movement in the Somali region of Ethiopia to support the monitoring of WFP and other humanitarian programmes, as there are no commercial flights to all the key coordination and monitoring centers in this region.

In addition it accommodates emergency rehabilitation works on airstrips in order to ensure the safe access of airplanes to the concerned regions.

The passenger service will be initially provided free of charge for authorized passengers. After three months WFP will review the project and discuss with the UNCT and HQ whether to continue the free service or to change to a cost recovery system. 

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)564,392,135
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 29,392,693
USA91,867,223
Ethiopia47,744,876
United Kingdom46,831,057
Saudi Arabia42,000,000
Canada22,721,763
UN CERF15,811,601
European Commission14,585,573
Japan4,200,000
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)3,528,018
Switzerland2,435,240
Private Donors1,737,847
Norway1,403,300
Finland1,367,989
Ireland1,152,283
France1,075,505
Germany1,019,022
Threats to food security
  • Rainfall patterns (droughts and floods)
  • Land degradation (deforestation and soil erosion)
  • Population density
  • Infrastructure development
  • Insecurity and conflict
  • Poverty
  • Fall in world prices of cash crops