Bangladesh – Rohingya Response Operation Overview, January-June 2018
Between January and June 2018 the Logistics Sector increased the number of Logistics Hubs providing common storage services to the humanitarian community from one Logistics Hub in Ukhiya to three in Ukhiya, Madhu Chara and Teknaf. There is now 5,000 m3 of free to user Common storage available to humanitarian organisations working in Cox’s Bazar. This is an increase of 2,200 m3 .
Since the beginning of January, there have been 18 organisations utilising Logistics Sector common storage services. Seven of these organisations were new organisations not previously using storage during 2017.
As the cyclone and monsoon seasons approached and considering the limited road network and infrastructure in and around the camps, the Logistics Sector estabished an Access Working Group.
This group aims at addressing issues related to physical road access including advocating with relevant authorities to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian relief items is maintained to key locations such as the Madhu Chara Logistics and Engineering Hub.
The Logistics Sector began sharing an Access Constraints map detailing physical road access constraints throughout Cox’s Bazar district, including the roads within the Kutapalong Camp. Since the introduction of this map series, they have been viewed 1,926 times. To ensure information on physical road access constraints within the Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas is available to the humanitarian community,the map is updated and shared via the Logistics Sector website and a dedicated mailing list as frequently as needed.