South Sudan Operation Overview – February 2019

Background

The Logistics Cluster facilitates the coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve the decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan.

Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a Provider of Last Resort by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Operational Highlights

In February, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the transport of 847 mt of humanitarian cargo by air and road to 26 destinations on behalf of 37 organisations.

The Logistics Cluster's first barge movement of the year reached Malakal at the end of January. More than 379 mt of cargo was delivered to 9 organisations.

During the month, the Logistics Cluster coordinated 3 inter-agency convoys, transporting humanitarian supplies along the Western Corridor and throughout Jonglei State, reaching Pibor for the first time this year.

Coordination and information management

In February, two coordination meetings were held in Juba to facilitate the coordination of the logistics response amongst humanitarian organisations. A further four coordination meetings were held in Malakal, Rumbek, Bor and Wau. In total, 48 organisations participated across these meetings.

The Logistics Cluster published 19 information management products on the operational website, including 5 updated maps displaying physical access constraints. The most recent Access Constraints map can be found here.

Logistics Cluster Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Plan

The Logistics Cluster continues to be an active member of the Ebola Preparedness National Task Force, acting as the focal point for WFP.

The Logistics Cluster continues to offer priority support in the transportation of EVD preparedness materials.

UNHAS is now offering a temporary free service to transport passengers to Yambio, Yei and Nimule in support of Ebola Preparedness activities, supported by the Logistics Cluster focal point.

The Logistics Cluster is supporting the stocktaking of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Ebola kits in South Sudan.

Four ambulances are ready to be deployed as part of the Ebola Preparedness activities, pending the resolution of tax exemption issues.

Ebola guidance material has been uploaded to the Logistics Cluster Website to enable the widescale sharing of information.

Source: World Food Programme

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