Syria Operation Overview (January 2016)

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Cross Line Convoys

  • Joint Humanitarian Convoys to the besieged towns of Foua and Kafraya, in the north of the country, and to Madaya, in the south, were facilitated by the Logistics Cluster, in close collaboration with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in January. Over 2,080m³ of life-saving aid items were transported on behalf of SARC, UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR and WHO to these locations which had not received aid for several months.

  • Other locations reached in January, include Al Waer and Al Mazraa in Homs Governorate, where the Logistics Cluster facilitated the delivery of over 1,460m³ of supplies on behalf of UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.

Transport and Storage

  • In January 2016, the Logistics Cluster provided common services for a range of humanitarian partners including: IOM, Oxfam, PU, SARC, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNRWA, WFP, WHO.

  • Over the reporting period, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the movement of approximately 320m³ of relief items via bilateral common transport serviceto Hassakeh, Homs and Tartous governorates in Syria on behalf on UNFPA and UNICEF.

  • Approximately 3,550m³ were transported via Joint Humanitarian Convoys to hard-to-reach areas in Homs, Idleb and Rural Damascus governorates.

  • During the reporting period, the Logistics Cluster facilitated storage of around 930m³ of newly arrived cargo at its common warehousing facilities in Rural Damascus, Homs, Lattakia, Tartous, and Qamishly.

Coordination and Information Management

  • Cluster coordination meetings are regularly held in Damascus, Amman, and Gaziantep and regularly attended by key humanitarian actors to discuss logistics bottlenecks and develop common solutions for improved humanitarian response.

  • The Logistics Cluster’s information products include maps, situation reports, capacity assessments, infographics, and real-time flash logistics updates, which are available on the dedicated Syria Logistics Cluster webpage:

  • In addition, supplier lists, indicative transport and warehousing price lists are available upon request.