WFP requires an additional US$220 million for food and nutrition operations and another US$16 million to run UNHAS
over the next six months in South Sudan.
A further contribution will allow WFP to continue to operate UNHAS
, the vital air service that provides the humanitarian community with crucial transport around the country.
From January to June 2015, the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS
) flew 20,000 aid workers to areas that were previously unreachable by other means particularly in Darfur region.
And keeping UNHAS
' passenger and cargo services running is a critical part of all humanitarian work in Sudan," further said Welberts.
"We welcome the liberation of Captain Artjoms Nalbandjans, co-pilot Janis Gindra and mechanic Kaspars Reihlers, who had been taken hostage in Darfur, Sudan, while working for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS
KHARTOUM -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the news that three Latvian men working as helicopter aircrew for the WFP United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS
) in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, have been freed after more than a month in captivity.