Syria

Syria Operation Overview (November 2017)

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• The Logistics Cluster, in close collaboration with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC),
OCHA and UN agencies coordinated five InterAgency Humanitarian Convoys to besieged and hard-to-reach locations.

• The Logistics Cluster continues to provide information management and coordination for humanitarian trucks reaching Qamishli and Deir ez-Zor by road and to facilitate free road transport for humanitarian organis

**Transport and Storage **

• In the framework of the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Convoys, a total of 5,428 m³ of much-needed humanitarian supplies including Education, Food, Health, Nutrition, Protection, Shelter, and WASH items were transported to besieged and hard-to-reach locations in Homs, Hama, and Rural Damascus governorates on behalf of five organisations.

• The Logistics Cluster stored 464 m³ of newly received humanitarian goods in the common storage facilities in Tartous, Qamishli and Rural Damascus on behalf of IMC, IOM, OXFAM, UNFPA and GOPA.

Coordination & Information Management

• In order to support the logistical and operational capacity of organisations responding to the Syrian crisis, the Logistics Cluster conducted two Basic Procurement Trainings with 23 participants from 12 organisations in Damascus and 18 participants from 12 organisations in Beirut.

• The Logistics Cluster coordination meetings are regularly held in Damascus, Aleppo, Amman,
Gaziantep and Antakya. Key humanitarian actors attend these meetings to discuss logistics bottlenecks and develop common solutions for an improved humanitarian response.

• Information Management products, including maps, situation reports, capacity assessments, infographics, and real-time flash logistics updates, are available on the dedicated Syria Logistics Cluster webpage: www.logcluster.org/ops/syr12a