South Sudan, WFP: UNHAS Contribution 2016

Progetto concluso

Poor transport infrastructure, lack of access to remote locations and persistent insecurity present a very challenging operation environment in South Sudan. The only available option to reach most locations and needy population in South Sudan is through air transport. The WFP managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is the only viable, reliable and safe transport option available to the humanitarian community at large to access the needy population and provide them with humanitarian assistance.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Sudan del Sud
Sector not specified
16.07.2016 - 31.12.2016
CHF 500'000

The need for humanitarian assistance in South Sudan has continued to increase due to the ongoing insecurity and persistent conflict, displacements and food and nutrition insecurity. Poor road network, seasonal rains, vast distances between project implementation sites and the ongoing conflict make air transport the only means to access many of these affected population.


To provide access to the humanitarian community by air to locations within the Republic of South Sudan through a safe, reliable, effective and efficient air service.

Gruppi target

More than 250 organizations, including NGOs, UN agencies, donor community and Government personnel involved in humanitarian activities.

Effetti a medio termine
  • To provide humanitarian actors with safe, effective and efficient access to beneficiaries and project implementation sites;
  • To transport light cargo such as medical supplie,sspecialized food commodities and high value equipment (ICT); and
  • To provide adequate capacity for medical and security evacuations of humanitarian staff.

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Humanitarian workers reach safely remote locations cut off by insecurity and bad roads.
  • Relief items and cargos are delivered to remote areas.
  • Medical and security evacuations have benn sucessfully conducted.

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • 114,390 passengers transported (2015);
  • 285 medical evacuations and 403 security evacuations conducted;
  • 1,400 metric tons of cargo transported (2015);
  • 248 agencies served (2015);
  • 77 locations served across South Sudan (2015).

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • World Food Programme

Altri partner

USA, UN CHF, UK, ECHO, Canada, Japan, Korea

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

This operation benefits all SDC partners and the whole aid community operating in the country.

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   500'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   500'000 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF  1'650'000 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF  2'150'000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 5 16.07.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Fase 4 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)