When the areas needing food are not accessible by road, rail or river, other methods are brought into play. An emergency may require a cargo drop from aircraft or a helicopter airlift. Futhermore, locally engaged porters, as well as teams of elephants, yak, donkeys and camels are also used when necessary

We are always on the move with the main grouped transport categories, operating on any given day an average of:


As WFP aviation operates in some of the most unforgiving and hostile areas in the world playing a major role in the respiration process of the afflicted areas, we on the other hand don’t jeopardize the safety of the flights, we enforce strict aviation safety standards by requesting the contracted air operators to comply with the international aviation standards as well as WFP particular requirements in order to reduce the risk levels and to avoid adding an aviation catastrophe grief.

Our methodology of having safe skies is not enclosed and limited to the areas of where we operate but we took on our shoulders the responsibility of promoting flight safety worldwide, by conducting workshops, seminars, trainings and conferences

One of the major conferences that we commence for the past 10 years is the annual Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference & Exhibition,
Safety Awareness Campaigns,
Air shows participation,
ICAO SMS & SSP Trainings,
Line Operations Safety Audits (LOSA)
Among many others