On the floor I am working, we have about fifty people. These fifty people coordinate the shipment of 4 million tonnes of food aid per year. 4 million tonnes are transported via ocean freighters, coastal vessels, trains, trucks, barges and -in case no other transport is available- via cargo plane, to the beneficiaries in the world's most remote locations.
We go where there are no roads, no service shops, no gas stations, no road side restaurants, nothing. We go where only one sort of thing exists: challenges...
Here are some pictures from our food aid trucks battling the odds in Sudan:
This does not look bad, but once those axles rest on the sand, there is only one thing to do: start digging, or towing!
10 tonnes of food per vehicle, does tend to push the wheels a bit into the sand.
Nope, nothing wrong with this one! This truck is finding its way through a flooded passage, and is still moving.
This one was more unfortunate... It got in too deep and the water washed it away.
Martin reports that in the mean time, with a second hand cabin, this truck is back on the road again!
Pictures thanks to Martin Walsh!