This document has been revised as BR 4 (see below) until June 30, 2012.
Following recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and protests across the Arab world, the Libyan population started protesting against President Colonel Muammar Gadaffi on 17 February. Severe military retaliations against the public and the anti-government protests have taken place since, and as a result, Libya is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of turmoil and violence.
2. Thousands of people are fleeing Libya to neighboring countries on a daily basis, as the situation is expected to worsen in the coming days. The humanitarian community is mobilizing resources to the North Africa region to respond to the need of the affected population.
3. WFP, in its role as the lead of the Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications (ETC) Sectors, will augment the logistics and common ICT capacity and coordinate the response of these two sectors.
4. Through this Special Operation, WFP aims to provide the humanitarian community with adequate logistics and ICT capabilities and continued coordination mechanisms to deliver relief aid to the beneficiaries. WFP will set up four coordination cells (in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia) and two trans-shipment hubs with temporary storage capacity, necessary emergency/operation support equipment and dedicated staff at strategic locations on the Libyan and Egyptian/Tunisian borders.
5. The operation will have a duration of three months at a total cost to WFP of US$4,069,715.