South Sudan, WFP: UNHAS Contribution 2016

Projekt abgeschlossen

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.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Nicht spezifizierter Sektor
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.


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

Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  • 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.

Erwartete Resultate:  

  • 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.

Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

  • 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).

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
  • World Food Programme

Andere Partner

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

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren

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

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   500'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   500'000 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Schweizer Beitrag CHF  1'650'000 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF  2'150'000

Phase 5 16.07.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 4 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)