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.
In August, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the transport of 349 mt of humanitarian cargo by air and river to 29 destinations on behalf of 63 organisations.
During August, the Logistics Cluster coordinated four inter-agency convoys, including 18 vehicles transporting more than 510 mt of humanitarian supplies to Torit/Kapoeta, Lainya/Yei, and along the Western Corridor. The Logistics Cluster also coordinated a convoy of 4 light vehicles along the Western Corridor.
The Logistics Cluster-coordinated convoys support organisations in pre-positioning cargo before roads become impassable during the peak of the rainy season. The cluster estimates that 10,200 mt of humanitarian supplies have been transported along 7 major supply routes since the beginning of 2018.