The United Nations World Food Program (UN WFP) serves to assist and improve food safety amongst populations who have fallen victim to conflict and natural catastrophe. They have recently ordered 27 Renault Trucks Midlum for Haïti. The vehicles are to provide transport for food, survival equipment and construction materials. This order for 27 vehicles comes hard on the heels of a delivery to the same institution of 24 Kerax Midlum for Sudan and Benin.
Renault Trucks has signed an order for 27 240hp Midlum 4x4 with the United Nations World Food Program. The trucks will be mainly used to transport food (cereals, flower, rice and sugar) and survival supplies and construction materials. “Today, several routes are still inaccessible or unusable,” explains Jean-François Milhaud, responsible for the WFP fleets. “This explains the choice of 4x4 vehicles,” he concludes. This order for 27 Midlum for Haiti follows another order from the United Nations World Food Program for 20 380hp 6x6 Kerax for Sudan and four Midlum 4x4 for Benin.
Each year on average, the United Nations World Food program feeds over 90 million people in over 70 countries, and 10,200 people work for this United Nations agency. In Haïti, the scale of the 2010 catastrophe required an extension of WFP’s activities. It had to propose effective logistic solutions. Apart from its usual monthly missions, the WFP provides transport services to non-governmental organizations who don’t have their own logistics capability.