DR Congo

DR Congo Logistics Cluster - Consolidated sitrep, 20 Nov 2008

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CONTENTS

1. HIGHILIGHTS

2. CLUSTER NEEDS AND GAPS

3. CLUSTER ACTIVITIES

4. AIR OPERATIONS

5. SUPPLY CHAIN

1. HIGHLIGHTS

- Two WFP Logistics staff from the Goma provincial office proceeded to Beni for the set-up of a new Logistics Base that will receive and temporarily store food and NFIs from Kampala; one mobile storage facility will be dedicated to Inter-Agency supplies.

- With regards to convoy movements for a number of different locations, the restrictions have eased. The Logistics Cluster will share a snapshot shortly.

- The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) maiden flight has successfully taken place on 19 November from Kinshasa to Goma.

2. CLUSTER NEEDS AND GAPS

- It was reported that a number of UNICEF trucks en route between Bukavu and Bunia have experienced minor looting.

3. CLUSTER ACTIVITIES

- The Logistics Cluster has been present in the NFI, WASH and Health Cluster meetings to gather information on the various humanitarian activities and needs.

- Staffing: The Logistics Cluster Information Manager travelled to Goma on 20 November.

- All logistics information and up to date maps can be found on the Logistics Cluster DRC dedicated webpage: http://www.logcluster.org/drc.

4. AIR OPERATIONS

- The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) maiden flight has taken place on 19 November from Kinshasa to Goma. Note that any booking requests can be submitted to UNHAS via email: unhas.drc@wfp.org.

- The UNHAS Standard Air Operating Procedures (SAOP) were adopted during the second Kinshasa-based User Group Meeting on 18 November. The flights until the end of November will be free-of-charge. As of 01 December 2008, the following nominal booking fees will apply USD 300 for long routes and USD 100 for short routes. The UNHAS Flight Schedule for November was disseminated and can also be found the Logistics Cluster DRC dedicated webpage: http://www.logcluster.org/drc.

- In terms of air transport, WFP ILS has transported 10,245 kg of medication for UNFPA and 400 kg of tires for OCHA from Kinshasa to Lubumbashi.