The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of AUD$3 million (US$1.96 million) from the Government of Australia to kickstart humanitarian air operations in the Pacific.
“With Australia’s generous contribution, WFP’s humanitarian air service in the Pacific will enable humanitarian organisations, national governments and health responders to deliver health and humanitarian cargo, despite the unprecedented border closures between Pacific neighbours and the severe disruptions to commercial aviation services.
“WFP stands ready to provide aviation services in support of our Pacific partners as they face major disruptions in regional supply chains due to COVID-19,” said Jo Pilgrim, Director of WFP’s Pacific Multi-Country office. “Our ability to provide this crucial service is made possible thanks to the support of the Australian Government.”
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