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2007

Humanitarian Air Service in support of Relief Operations in Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Humanitarian Air Service in support of Relief Operations in Somalia

Pays : Somalie

Durée : 1st August 2007 – 31 July 2009

Contexte
The recent events in Somalia, including the resurgence of hostilities, destruction of aircraft and piracy on the high seas, further compounded by increasing aviation costs and unfavorable exchange rates, have highlighted the restrictions of the existing cost-sharing mechanism. WFP has estimated that a 35% increase of already prohibitive ticket prices would be immediately needed to ensure financial sustainability of the operation. Such an increase would prevent access to the service by most of the users thus putting UNCAS at risk of financial collapse, due to the resulting and continuously deteriorating load factors. To cater for this situation, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Australian funds have recently been allocated to UNCAS to subsidize transport rates and ensure continued access to the service by all agencies.

The purpose of this Special Operation is to allow WFP to accept contributions from donors to cover the expected shortage of funding to pursue the much needed operations during the next two years at a similar level and at a limited cost for the users, at no more than US$ 600 per ticket. Contributions are also sought to support the conversion of UNCAS into a standard WFP/UNHAS – Humanitarian Air Service in line with ICAO and the internal WFP auditors’ recommandations

Objectifs
The objectives of this Special Operation are : Provision of vital humanitarian air services, including medical and security evacuations, to and within Somalia to the humanitarian community

Coût Total (United States dollars)
Total cost to WFP : US$ 23,204,824.00 (including cost-recovery funds)

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP)

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