WFP Cancels Aid Flights in West Africa

The World Food Program has been forced to suspend humanitarian flights to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia after failing to mobilize sufficient funding.

WFP, which manages the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, was not able to mobilize USD2.5 million needed to support the aid flights until the end of 2010.

UNHAS serves some 500 humanitarian passengers a month, including staff of non-governmental organizations, U.N. agencies and donor institutions.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.