This operation has been modified as per budget revision 3 (see below).
Since 15 December 2013, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated due to ongoing conflict. As of October 2014, over 1.4 million people have been displaced from their homes. The peace process continues but has not yet resulted in an effective end to hostilities on the ground. Life threatening needs exist across the country, however are highest and most complex in the areas directly affected by conflict.
Scarce resources, poor infrastructure, lack of systematic information and the large number of humanitarian organizations acting relatively independently, coupled with the scale of the overall humanitarian operations, requires a coordinated logistics response to ensure effective and efficient delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected persons.
The Special Operation (SO) will facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected persons by augmenting the capacities of the wider humanitarian community through logistics information management, coordination support, and common services (transport and warehousing), where necessary, to respond to the crisis.
This budget revision seeks an increase of US $26,932,531 and an extension in time of one year to ensure the continuation of Logistics Cluster activities in South Sudan from 01 January to 31 December 2017.