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 October, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the transport of 559 mt of humanitarian cargo by road, air and river to 40 destinations on behalf of 77 organisations. Most of the cargo was transported by air using helicopters and a fixed-wing plane to access hard to reach destinations.
• During the month, the Logistics Cluster coordinated one inter-agency convoy of 12 vehicles transporting humanitarian supplies along the Western Corridor on behalf of UNICEF and IOM.