Did you know?
More than 70,000 tonnes of food and commodities are delivered by air each year to relieve victims of floods, conflict and health crises.
Relevance to aviation
Aviation transports perishable agricultural products every day. In addition, aviation supports the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to areas devastated by natural disasters and war, through the World Food Programme and other charities. Aviation has a unique ability to move essential supplies over vast distance quickly.
Examples of action
The UN World Food Programme coordinates the UN Humanitarian Air Service to transport vital food supplies quickly and safely to areas struck by war or natural disaster.
Brisbane Airport contributes to support the OzHarvest project, which collects unwanted food from Australian organisations, including leftover food produced by airlines, and donates it to those in need.
The Airbus Foundation partners with humanitarian organisations, such as Action Against Hunger and the UN World Food Programme, to deliver food aid to areas hit by famine.
Learn more in the Flying in Formation report