Logistics cluster arranges UN convoy of relief cargo to north west Syria

from World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster
Published on 16 Feb 2013 View Original

The Syria Logistics Cluster led by the World Food Programme, in collaboration with Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and OCHA, coordinated the very first inter-agency convoy to Idleb governorate, northwest Syria. The 6 WFP contracted trucks arrived in Idleb this morning, transporting much-needed relief items from Damascus to Atmeh (Idleb Governorate) on behalf of 6 UN agencies (UNHCR, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and WFP). This includes 5 truckloads of Non-Food Items (Blankets, Quilts, Health Kits, Safe Delivery Kits, Plastic Sheeting, and Hygiene Kits) and 1 truckload of food rations.

The planning and organization of this convoy was the result of strong cooperation between different UN Agencies to reach the most vulnerable people in the camps along the border with Turkey. The convoy departed on the morning of Wednesday 13 February from Damascus, laden with these relief items and reached Atmeh on Saturday 16 February, to cover the needs of 6,000 people in urgent need of assistance.

This was the first inter-agency convoy organized by the Logistics Cluster. The initial plan is to reach 25,000 people in need of assistance in the camps of this border region, after which the Logistics Cluster will arrange relief cargo convoys for other regions in Syria.