This operation has been modified as per budget revision 1.
This Special Operation (SO) is established to provide safe, effective and efficient air transport services to the humanitarian community in Chad. The need for humanitarian assistance in Chad remains steadily high. However, vast distances, poor transportation networks and insecurity limit access for aid workers to beneficiaries. The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is therefore crucial to facilitate access to beneficiaries and implementation sites for NGOs, UN agencies, donor organizations and diplomatic missions. With operational bases in N’Djamena, Abeche and Gozbeida UNHAS will continue to provide air services to 19 regular destinations within Chad with a fleet of three fixed wing aircraft.
Fleet composition and operational routes have been determined after needs assessments and consultations with relevant stakeholders. The project will be implemented through standard WFP management structure 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 200785 extends 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$18,150,041. The original budget was approved for US$20,591,459 for the period 01 January - 31 December 2015.