DATE: 07 August 2014
As of 05 August, the Logistics Cluster has facilitated the transportation of 376 pallets of humanitarian relief supplies on behalf of NRC, Global Communities, OXFAM, Palestinian Red Crescent Society and private donors. Items transported include water, bread, toilet paper, cooking oil, rice, hygiene kits, mattresses, pillows and general NFIs.
On 05 August 2014, the delivery of 10 generators was coordinated by the Logistics Custer on behalf of UNSCO from Kerem Shalom to electrical company sites inside the Gaza Strip.
On 06 August, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the delivery of three water pumps to the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility in Gaza City on behalf of Save the Children.
Three dedicated warehouses have been secured by the Logistics Cluster for use as common storage for the humanitarian community inside the Gaza Strip. The warehouses are located in Middle Area/Gaza City (800 m2 capacity), Khan Younis (600 m2 Capacity) and Rafah (450 m2 Capacity).
A refrigerated warehouse has been secured by the Logistics Cluster in Rafah (40m2 capacity) and will offered as common storage for the humanitarian community.
A dedicated Logistics Cluster Coordinator and Information Management Officer have been deployed to Jerusalem and weekly Logistics Cluster Coordination Meetings have been held with attendees from over 24 local and international humanitarian organisations.
Information products including meeting minutes, Situation Updates, Service Request Guidance and Logistics Cluster Concept of Operations (ConOps) have been produced and shared via the dedicated Logistics Cluster Gaza Operations pages on the Logistics Cluster website: http://logcluster.org/ops/gazal4a
GIS mapping support including an updated ConOps Map and maps requested to provide support to the humanitarian community: http://logcluster.org/map/concept-operations-map-04-august-2014
Other Logistics Gaps or Bottlenecks
The full reliance on Kerem Shalom as the only transportation entry point into the Gaza Strip remains a key constraint currently limiting access to the region.
Safe and Secure transportation inside the Gaza Strip remains an ongoing constraint limiting the ability of the delivery of urgently required relief supplies.
The increasing needs and deteriorating situation is forcing the humanitarian community to augment its pipelines, increasing pressure on the Kerem Shalom crossing and raising issues of prioritization of cargo.
Hien Adjemain, Logistics Cluster Coordinator, Hien.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Styles, Information Management Officer, Lucy.email@example.com