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. Vast distances, poor transportation networks and insecurity limit humanitarian workers’ access 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 Goz-Beida, UNHAS will continue to provide air services to 19 regular destinations within Chad with a fleet of four fixed wing aircraft.
Fleet composition and operational routes have been determined after two needs assessments during the year and consultations with user organizations through the User Group Committee. 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.