Navigating uncertainty in Nigeria’s conflict zone

How the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has been playing a vital role in Northeast Nigeria, transporting aid workers and humanitarian supplies into areas of the conflict zone that are heard to reach or inaccessible by road.

Patrick Fuller
Sep 3, 2018 · 6 min read
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UNHAS helicopters serve a vital purpose supporting humanitarian operations across Borno State in Northeast Nigeria. Photo: WFP/ Rein Skullerud
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Bruce Walker heads the UNHAS operation in Nigeria. Photo: WFP/ Patrick Fuller
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The UNHAS operation has an international team of pilots, crewmen, technicians, engineers and support staff. Photo: WFP/ Rein Skullerud
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The UNHAS helicopters provide a humanitarian lifeline to many towns. Photo: WFP/ Rein Skullerud
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The 10-seater Bell 412 helicopters transport aid workers and cargo. They also provide an emergency medical evacuation service. Photo: WFP/ Rein Skullerud
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Safety and security govern every decision in the UNHAS operation. Photo: WFP/ Rein Skullerud

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