Nissan vehicles boost WFP's aid efforts in Indonesia
WFP has welcomed its first-ever donation from Nissan Motors of 12 new Terrano, Serena and Frontier vehicles, which will greatly enhance the agency’s ability to provide food to people in need across Indonesia.
The Nissan vehicles will be split between WFP’s tsunami operations in Aceh and its nutritional rehabilitation programmes in other parts of the Indonesian archipelago, including greater Jakarta, East Java and West Timor.
These vehicles are ideal since they will allow WFP staff to travel to areas where the roads are in terrible condition“WFP is providing food aid to over 2 million Indonesians from Aceh to West Timor and these new Nissan cars will certainly help us reach that target,” said Mohamed Saleheen, WFP Country Director in Indonesia.Mohamed Saleheen, WFP Country Director in Indonesia
“These vehicles are ideal since they will allow WFP staff to travel to areas where the roads are in terrible condition and monitor the delivery of food assistance to the target beneficiaries.
"This is the beginning of a long-term relationship between Nissan and WFP,” he added.
With this donation of vehicles, Nissan intends to enhance its corporate philanthropy, making full use of its expertise as an automotive company.
“We are very pleased to be able to support WFP’s relief efforts in Indonesia through our vehicle donation,” said Toshiyuki Shiga, COO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
“WFP’s programme best reflected our desire to support a humanitarian programme that would contribute to the mid- to long-term recovery of Indonesia.”
WFP’s programme best reflected our desire to support a humanitarian programme that would contribute to the mid- to long-term recovery of IndonesiaThe Teranno and Serena vehicles donated by Nissan are produced in Indonesia. Frontiers are produced in Thailand.Toshiyuki Shiga, COO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
WFP is currently providing a monthly food aid ration to 600,000 people affected by the tsunami plus over one million people elsewhere in Indonesia through rehabilitation programmes.
These include assistance to improve the nutritional status of pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5 years of age and to provide school-aged children with fortified biscuits at school.