This operation has been modified as per budget revision 1 (see below)
This Special Operation is established to provide access for the humanitarian community to hard-to-reach areas of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Large numbers of people are in need of humanitarian assistance as violence, looting, and displacement have led to a massive deterioration in the humanitarian situation across the country, affecting the entire population. However, continuing insecurity and poor transportation networks severely limit access to vulnerable populations.
Fleet composition and operational routes have been determined after consultations with the User Group Committee (UGC) and Steering Group Committee (SGC). The project will be implemented through standard WFP management structures and support systems and regularly reviewed in accordance with standard procedures in order to minimize risks and ensure operational efficiency.
Budget Revision 1 to SO 200804 seeks to extend the project in time for 12 months in order to ensure the continued provision of air transport services to the humanitarian community until 31 December 2016, with a subsequent total budget increase of US$14,849,067. The original budget was approved for US$15,515,785 for the period 01 January - 31 December 2015.