Humanitarian relief organization Air Serv has deployed an aircraft to Khartoum, Sudan to support efforts assisting displaced people who have been forced from their homes due to drought and conflict.
In addition to surges in violence, affected populations are also threatened by crisis level food insecurity. While aid worker access to communities has improved since the lifting of U.S. sanctions last October, it still remains significantly restricted and is further hindered by limited road travel outside of Khartoum, Air Serv officials report.
The Grand Caravan departed June 7, 2018, from Entebbe, Uganda, for Khartoum, where it will be based along with a crew of two pilots, an engineer, and a base manager. [Read more…]