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Sudan Logistics Bulletin #4, April 2011

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LOGISTICS COORDINATION INITIATIVES:

Post-secession logistics operations: WFP Logistics Coordination Unit (LCU) is currently undertaking an assessment on the potential postsecession logistics operations for Sudan. The objectives of the assessment are to provide logistics support to the humanitarian community in Sudan by identifying existing or potential logistics constraints that may further impact on logistics operations in Sudan as a result of the July 09 South Sudan secession, to provide realistic and achievable recommendations to mitigate against and, or, alleviate logistics constraints. The LCU would encourage logistics partners to provide information they may have on their expected logistics operations post - July 09, and is particularly interested in hearing from partners planning to continue using north Sudan access corridors to support their South Sudan logistics operations. For more information on this assessment, kindly email, sudan.wfplcu@wfp.org

Proposed WFP-Logistics Coordination Unit Training of Trainers – Installation of Mobile Storage Units (MSUs): In partnership with WFP logistics, the Logistics Coordination Unit would like to offer ‘free to the user’, trainer of trainers courses in the safe installation and dismantling of MSUs (Rubbhall/Wiikhall warehousing) in Darfur. The Logistics Coordination meeting held in Khartoum on 18 April, confirmed early indications that this training would be of use to their organizations. The Logistics Coordination Unit will disseminate a user request form for circulation so that organizations can provide information on prospective participants by Darfur State.

The training location will be dependent on the number of interested organizations, we would require a minimum of 6 - 10 confirmed participants to activate the training. The training location will be determined by the majority number of participants per location. If enough participants are confirmed in each of the Darfur States then training may be conducted in more than one location. The Logistics Coordination Unit will provide the training free of charge, however, participating organizations will be required to arrange and pay for transport, insurance, accommodation, food and any other costs relevant for the attendance of their individual staff members.