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Logistics Cluster and WFP Logistics augmentation in support of the Government of Ethiopia for the drought response

Countries: Ethiopia | Operations ID: 200977 | Operations type: Special Operation (SO)

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 1 (see below)

Ethiopia is experiencing one of its worst droughts in decades and the increased humanitarian needs are putting a strain on the existing logistics infrastructure capacity and human resources. Based on an assessment in March, a number of logistics constraints from port of arrival to final delivery point are making it very challenging for the GoE and humanitarian actors to deliver an effective and efficient response.

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) is leading the response to the current drought and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) has overall responsibility for coordinating the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The Logistics Cluster has been activated to support the response and identify logistics gaps and bottlenecks; propose mitigating measures; augment the logistics coordination and information management capacity; and through WFP, the global lead agency for the Logistics Cluster, augment the logistics capacity of GoE humanitarian responders and other humanitarian actors.

The special operation provides for:

  • Logistics Coordination and Technical Support
  • Information Management (IM)
  • Logistics Service Support
  • Augmentation of GoE capacity

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This budget revision 1 is proposed to extend the project in time for four and a half months to maintain the logisitcs augmentation support needed by the Government of Ethiopia for teh drought response.