On May 21, 2019, 97 KAMAZ trucks and 30 trailers from the Russian Federation were handed over to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Such a donation will allow the humanitarian organization to increase their logistics resources.
The acquisition of new transport is another important milestone in the historical and long-term partnership between the Russian Federation and WFP in the field of logistics technologies. The new KAMAZ Trucks will contribute to the efficiency of the three regional WFP centres, namely in the UAE, Ghana and Uganda.
The handover of the first batch of 37 vehicles took place in the morning of 21st May at the United Nations humanitarian response Depot in International Humanitarian City, Jebel Ali, Dubai. The ceremony was attended by high-ranking representatives of EMERCOM of Russia, International Humanitarian City and WFP.
“The Russian Federation has generously supported our truck fleet for the third time after donations in 2011 and 2014. Trucks and trailers of KAMAZ allowed the runway to increase the operational transport resource and significantly improve the efficiency of the emergency response system,” said Majid Yahya, Director of the runway in the UAE and representative in the Persian Gulf region. “Since their registration in the runway centers, they have transported more than 350 thousand metric tons on the most difficult routes numbering more than 6.5 million kilometers. Without them, the delivery of food aid to those in need and the provision of support to the humanitarian community would be much more difficult and costly.”
“On behalf of our beneficiaries and the global humanitarian community, we are very grateful to the Russian Federation and KAMAZ for this valuable partnership and generous support,” he added.