As logistics and supply chains remain disrupted across the Pacific region impacting the movement of critical supplies, on 25 March, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – on behalf of WHO, UNFPA, UNDP, UN in Pacific and the Government of New Zealand – transported approximately 5000 kg of COVID-19 medical cargo, including oxygen concentrators and other vital supplies to Vanuatu.
“We are pleased that our Pacific Humanitarian Air Service continues to be the lifeline filling in the gaps le ft by commercial supply chain disruptions. The impacts of the COVID-19 are still being strongly felt across the Pacific, and with the support of our UN and government partners, we are able to move life-saving medical cargo, when and where it is needed,” said Carlos Veloso, Country Director a.i. of WFP’s Pacific Multi-Country Office. Continue reading