World Food Programme announces date of 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference
- Jordan: Wednesday, September 05 - 2012 at 12:37
- PRESS RELEASE
The World Food Programme (WFP) which is part of the United Nations programmes, held a press conference at Bristol Hotel very recently to announce the date of the 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference.
On that note, Captain Samir Sajet, WFP Regional Aviation Safety Officer and the organizer of the conference, said, "One of the many key objects of the conference is raising awareness throughout the world of the services provided by the programme that benefits around 90 million people a year, among whom are displaced people, refugees and people living in utter and vicious poverty. Also, It is extremely important to note that WFP is funded by voluntary donations from world governments, corporations and private donors. Donations take three basic forms: money, food supplies and other items. Therefore, awareness is extremely important for supporting and sustaining the programme which serves humanity at large."
One way of providing the inflected with food supplies is having those items dropped off of planes, a step that is considered vital and highly important, especially in areas where reaching those people on land is almost impossible.
The programme also focuses on aviation safety, which is the technical part of the operations, in order to accomplish the highest standards during missions.
Captain Samir Sajet said, "Elaborated on the importance of this programme which goes far beyond simple humanitarian work and is manifested by aiding and supplying those inflected with the woes of unfortunate circumstances with food. In addition to seeking provision of good health to all nations, this programme is considered one of the largest humanitarian organizations, which serves alone more than 70 countries worldwide, with its projects that fight poverty and deprivation, along with supporting and sustaining educational institutions, health centres, infrastructures, and bringing refugees back to their homelands, but the highest purpose of the programme is to provide people with food supplies in times of peril and strife."
The press conference will be headed by a number of UN representatives, WFP Jordan Country Director Ms. Maha Ahmed, main support partner to the conference, Captain Mohammad Al-Khashman, CEO of Jordan Aviation, His Excellency, Captain Mohammed Amin AlQar'an, CEO of CAA in Jordan, and Captain Samir Sajet, WFP Regional Aviation Safety Officer and the organizer of the conference, in addition to representatives of CAA and a number of official sponsors.
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