09 July 2010

With early retirement looming, the opportunity to head out for one last mission must seem idyllic. An opportunity to end a career the way it was built, on the ground and in the field. For Kennet Blixt though, one last trip turned into one last emergency.

On Friday the 11th of June, in the mists of a Logistics Capacity Assessment mission in Central Asia, as a response to the Logistics Cluster forecasting the potential for a breakout in violence in the region, Blixt found himself in a restaurant with Mr. Rasmus Egendal – WFP’s Country Director - in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It was at this lunch time meeting that Rasmus made a rather stomach churning statement. Apparently, the previous time he had been in the restaurant, the last revolution broke out...

Three hours later reports of violence began coming in; Saturday Mr. Blixt... READ MORE