This Operation has been modified and extended in time until 31 December 2010 as per Budget revision 902 (see below).
This Special Operation (SO) is in support of PRRO 10388.1 "Assistance to vulnerable populations", and to the emergency assistance activities of the Ministry of Social Solidarity of the Government of Timor-Leste. It aims at providing logistics augmentation and capacity building for the Government of Timor-Leste through the establishment of a Logistics Cell within the Ministry of Social Solidarity.
Furthermore, through this project WFP will support the Government to conduct a country-wide assessment and rehabilitation of existing logistics infrastructure that are key to any emergency response requirements.
This SO will continue and expand on the work already done under the current donor-funded warehouse rehabilitation project which will formally end in December 2008, and which consists of the assessment and rehabilitation of warehouse infrastructure in Dili, Same and Los Palos.
This Special Operation will have a 12 months duration and a total cost of US$ 892,145 inclusive of 7% of ISC.
Timor-Leste is one of the poorest countries in Asia. The country ranks 150 in the 2007 UNDP Human Development Index (HDI) report, the lowest among
all Asian countries.
Food insecurity is common due to low crop yields, lack of income generating activities, limited purhcasing power, drought, lack of infrastructure, and underdeveloped markets....