Thanks to the infusion of much-needed funds, the UN World Food Program (WFP) announced that its critical air transports for aid workers in war-ravaged Darfur will be operational for an additional month. Some 8,000 relief workers in Darfur use the Humanitarian Air Service (WFP-HAS) monthly to provide much-needed food, water and health care services, but WFP announced last month that it would be grounded by May 31 due to a lack of funds. With contributions totaling over USD 6 million, WFP-HAS will not be able to keep 24 helicopters and airplanes in the air until the end of April. (UN news service)

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