Yemen Situation Update (October 2017)

Situation Report
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Air Transport

  • In October, the Logistics Cluster facilitated three airlifts from Djibouti to Sana’a, each composed of several rotations.

  • The first set of three rotations took place on 3, 4 and 8 October, transporting approximately 200 mt of relief items on behalf of WHO, UNICEF, Médecins du Monde and MSF. The original plan consisted of completing the airlifts with two rotations on 2 and 3 October. However, due to a series of operational constraints,such as an initial delay in the arrival of the aircraft and cargo, the tight operational windows, and the insufficient capacity at the Djibouti airport in terms of equipment and workers, the Logistics Cluster had to postpone the rotations to 3 and 4 October. In addition, not all the planned cargo could be delivered, therefore an additional airlift was carried out on 8 October.

  • The second set of rotations took place on 23, 24 and 25 October for some 40 mt of humanitarian cargo on behalf of UNICEF, WHO and Médecins du Monde.

  • A third set of rotations facilitated by the Logistics Cluster took place from 30 October to 2 November (one rotation per day), carrying some 70 mt /215 m3of humanitarian cargo on behalf of WHO, Islamic Relief Yemen, UNICEF, IOM, PFSCM and Humanitarian Forum Yemen.