Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Hodeidah vessel accommodation (March 2019)

from World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster
Published on 14 Mar 2019 View Original


This document provides an overview of the logistics services made available through the Logistics Cluster, how humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in the Republic of Yemen may access these services, and the conditions under which these services are to be provided.

Due to the limited options for accommodation in the city of Hodeidah, the Logistics Cluster is facilitating access to an accommodation service on the WFP-chartered vessels VOS Theia and VOS Apollo, which also serve for emergency rescue and evacuation. The two vessels rotate on a regular basis to provide this service, which is intended exclusively for use by UN Agencies,
International Humanitarian Organisations, and International or National Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) recognised by OCHA and operating in Yemen.

This service is planned to be available until 30 June 2019, with the possibility of further extension. The services may be withdrawn before this date in part or in full, for any of the following reasons:

• Changes in the situation on the ground

• No longer an agreed upon/identified need

• Funding constraints