Flying into Liberia via the humanitarian corridor from Dakar: A photo gallery16 October 2014
The current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa is unprecedented. In order to ensure that supplies reach the people most affected in an efficient and effective manner, direct logistical reinforcement, coordination, and support are vital.
A temporary airport terminal for humanitarian and health staff travelling to and from Ebola-affected countries has been set up at Dakar airport, Senegal, to allow thorough health checks.
WFP, as the Logistics Cluster lead, is providing logistics coordination and support to the humanitarian community responding to the Ebola emergency.
The Logistics Cluster coordinates with over 25 partners in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. In addition, over 6,055m3 of personal protection kits, thermometers and beds among other items have been transported on behalf of partners. In order to ensure supplies, crucial storage is also provided and will be expanded to 12 forward logistics bases in the three affected countries.
More than 19 Mobile Storage Units have been provided to the World Health Organization, Médecins sans Frontières, Save the Children, the Ministries of Health of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and the French Government.
The photos below allow you to follow one of our staff, flying from Dakar, Senegal, via the humanitarian corridor to Monrovia, Liberia on Friday, 10 October 2014. An update of the flight status to and from as well as within the Ebola-affected countries is available on the Logistics Cluster website for the Ebola response operation: http://www.logcluster.org/ops/ebola14.
WFP Liberia Country Director, Adama Diop-Faye, in conversation with Customs at the new UNHAS terminal in Dakar, Senegal.
Temperature is taken for all passengers travelling on UNHAS flights. In this picture WFP Liberia Country Director, Adama Diop-Faye, after her arrival at Monrovia airport, Liberia.
A vehicle from the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Service in Monrovia (the sticker advertises the National Task Force coordination mechanism on Ebola).
Security checks are carried out for all humanitarian staff, before embarking a flight by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service flight from Dakar, Senegal to Monrovia, Liberia.