The Logistics Cluster facilitates the coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve the decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan.
Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a Provider of Last Resort by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.
• In January, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the transport of 633 mt of humanitarian cargo to 57 destinations on behalf of 40 organisations, of which 26% was transported by river and road.
• During the month, the Logistics Cluster coordinated four humanitarian road convoys, transporting life-saving supplies from Juba to Kajo Keji, Yambio and along the Western Corridor. As the Western Corridor became fully accessible all the way to Bentiu, the Logistics Cluster continued to advocate for partners to pre-position cargo in strategic locations along the corridor prior to the rainy season.
• Following rehabilitation work, the Juba – Bor road became accessible for trucks up to 40 mt. Consequently, the Logistics Cluster ceased accepting Service Request Forms for cargo transportation between the two locations and requested partners to pre-position their cargo at Logistics Cluster riverside/office warehouses for onward river/air movements from Bor, as per usual procedures.