The Logistics Cluster facilitates coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve 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 June, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the transport of 456 mt of humanitarian cargo by air and road to 37 destinations on behalf of 31 organisations.
• The Logistics Cluster supported emergency responses in Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, and Western Bahr el Ghazal States by airlifting 96 mt of aid cargo to 11 priority locations.
• The Logistics Cluster had a goal to train 300 national logistics staff of humanitarian organisations in 2018 in an effort to increase logistics capacities and improve the overall quality of the emergency response in South Sudan. Just halfway through the year, the cluster has already surpassed this goal by training 317 people, and plans to conduct additional logistics trainings for humanitarian organisations in-country later this year. In June, the cluster conducted two Humanitarian Logistics trainings, two Service Request Form trainings, and a Mobile Storage Unit installation training in Juba for 76 staff from 29 organisations.
• During June, the Logistics Cluster successfully coordinated five inter-agency convoys, comprised of 41 vehicles which transported approximately 1,200 metric tons to Torit/Kapoeta, Lainya/Yei, and along the Western Corridor. Logistics Cluster-coordinated convoys support organisations in pre-positioning cargo before roads become impassable during the peak of the rainy season.