Supporting World Food Programme and global Covid-19 response

Chennai: Temasek Foundation and Singapore Airlines are partnering with the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the global Covid-19 response to help transport essential medical supplies and other health and humanitarian items by air to points of need around the world.

Providing the logistics backbone for global Covid-19 efforts, WFP operates a network of hubs and passenger and cargo airlinks to ensure a steady flow of supplies and support to the frontlines of the pandemic. Since these services commenced in May,

WFP has managed more than 800 humanitarian flights to 159 countries, with enough cargo to fill 188 jumbo jets expected to require WFP transport in the coming weeks, said a press note.

“While demand for WFP Common Services grows every week, resources are stretched incredibly thin and additional support is urgently needed,” according to Amer Daoudi, WFP’s Covid-19 corporate response director.

 

NT Bureau