This operation has been modified and extended until 31st December 2011 as per Budget revision 3 (see below).
Humanitarian requirements in Darfur will remain high in 2008. Insecurity has continued, limiting the ability to deliver humanitarian assistance and leaving Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable populations exposed to lifethreatening risks. Elsewhere in the country, two years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the effects of the south-north conflict persist, including large-scale population displacements, poverty, and limited infrastructure.
The need for consolidation of governance also remains a major constraint. In addition, the recurrence of natural disasters, including floods and drought, underscores the need for robust disaster preparedness plans.
Through the 2008 work planning process, the United Nations Country Team and its partners requested that UNJLC’s activities in Sudan continue in 2008, leading to the need for a new Special Operation. UNJLC’s proposed plan of action in Sudan centres on two closely linked and synergistic components as follows:
- UNJLC will continue to ensure coordination of logistics and information management to facilitate the timely and cost-effective delivery of assistance. This includes four key areas of intervention:
- Logistics Information Dissemination;
- Logistical planning and common logistics services facilitation;
- Geographic Information System (GIS) that includes mapping services and
- Logistics for emergency preparedness and response.
- UNJLC will also continue to coordinate the Non-Food Items (NFI) and Emergency Shelter Sector and manage the NFI Common Pipeline for Sudan, as it has done since 2004.
Sudan is the largest country on the African continent and arguably one of the most complex....