This document provides an overview of the Inter-Organisation transport and storage services as well as coordination mechanisms established by the Logistics Cluster (under WFP leadership) in support of the humanitarian community’s response to the 2010 earthquake, cyclone season, and cholera outbreak, as well as in preparation for the 2011 cyclone season.
The objective of the Logistics Cluster is to provide - in an efficient, coordinated manner - assets, facilities, services and staff, to ensure an uninterrupted supply chain of relief items to the affected population. These services are not intended to replace the logistics capacities of the organisations but rather supplement them through the provision of common services. Furthermore, these services are not intended to compete with the commercial transport market, but to fill identified gaps.
These services are offered for a limited period of time until the end of December 2011, and may be withdrawn before this date, in part or in full, for the following reasons:
- Changes in the situation on the ground.
- No longer a perceived need for prioritisation, facilitation or/and coordination.
- Funding constraints.
This document will be regularly updated as the situation evolves and operational requirements develop. Please check for updates at http://www.logcluster.org/ops/hti10a