A new program will allow the business aviation community to support the United Nation’s humanitarian agency that organises the logistics, transportation and distribution of food in emergencies
The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has partnered with the World Food Program (WFP), an organisation under the auspices of the United Nations, and announced a new ‘Fly and Feed’ program.
Under the program, MEBAA will create a mechanism that enables operators and passengers to contribute to WFP.
The news was announced at the 5th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference in Marrakech, Morocco where MEBAA’s founding chairman, Mr Ali Al Naqbi a keynote speaker at the conference said, “Our ongoing support and partnership with WFP only goes to highlight the importance of general and business aviation when a crisis hits a nation. For example, in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, the first aircraft to land and deliver aid, food and assistance to those in need was a general aviation aircraft. This gave us the inspiration for a new initiative between MEBAA and the WFP to launch Fly and Feed. It’s our way of contributing to WFP’s ongoing efforts in fighting hunger across the globe.”
Further details about the program are being finalized with the intention of it being rolled out across MEBAA’s membership towards the end of the year.