South Sudan Operation Overview - November 2018

from World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster
Published on 30 Nov 2018 View Original


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.

Operational Highlights

• In November, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the transport of 1,261 mt of humanitarian cargo by road, air and river to 44 destinations on behalf of 75 organisations. It is the highest amount of cargo moved in one month in 2018.

• More than 647 mt of humanitarian cargo was moved by river through the sixth barge movement of the year.

• During the month, the Logistics Cluster coordinated four inter-agency convoys of 88 vehicles, transporting humanitarian supplies along the Western Corridor, to Yambio and to Yei.

Coordination and Information Management

• In November, two coordination meetings were held in Juba to facilitate the coordination of the logistics response among humanitarian organisations. A further four coordination meetings were held in Rumbek, Bor, Bentiu, and Yei respectively. In total, 43 organisations participated across these meetings.

• The Logistics Cluster published 18 information management products on the operational website, including 6 updated maps displaying physical access constraints. The most recent Access Constraints map can be found here.

Logistics Cluster Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Plan

• The Logistics Cluster continues to be an active member of the Ebola Preparedness National Task Force, acting as the focal point for the WFP Country Office. The Logitics Cluster is assisting health partners in the mapping of screening areas and capacities of organisations present in the priority 1 area (Western and Central Equatoria).

• Ebola guidance material has been uploaded to the Logistics Cluster Website to enable the widescale sharing of information.