Global Logistics Cluster Operations Weekly Update 22 July – 28 July 2011

Report
from Logistics Cluster
Published on 28 Jul 2011 View Original

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians drawn from ACF, Care International, WFP, WVI, and MSB (formerly SRSA).

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Horn of Africa Drought

Situation:

  • The Logistics Cluster is working with partner organizations to evaluate emerging logistics requirements: organizations have been asked to provide feedback on possible logistics gaps and needs, and to cooperate to identify potential pipelines to supply the region and support the scaling up of operations.

  • Pipelines via Mombasa to support operations in Kenya, and Port Djibouti to supply operations in Ethiopia are being developed, as are the options for airlifting humanitarian aid into Nairobi and then utilizing ground transport to move materials on to Somalia.

  • UNHAS has existing capacity to Nairobi and is extending operations to some locations within Somalia.

Coordination:

  • Current and projected staffing needs for the response in general, and for Nairobi and Dolo specifically are being discussed. The Logistics Cluster expects to have additional personnel in place in the coming days.

  • The Logistics Cluster is continuing to coordinate with Logistics Sector elements in place in Ethiopia and Kenya, and with the Somalia Logistics Cluster to assess the overall situation as it evolves.