This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 6 (see below).
North and South Sudan finalized their formal separation on 9 July 2011, following a referendum on secession as per the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005. Under this Special Operation, the Logistics Cluster, active in southern Sudan since October 2010, will continue to provide essential logistical support functions to the humanitarian community in 2012. Identified logistics gaps will be addressed through the provision of coordination and information management platforms as well as common services for the transportation and storage of emergency relief items. The Logistics Cluster will also prioritize emergency road, bridge, airstrip and port repairs in order to ensure continued access to vulnerable communities and project sites.
The conflict in South Sudan has disrupted the livelihoods of millions of people and has had a negative impact on food security in the world’s newest country.
Market disruptions due to the conflict, population displacement and a rise in prices of local food has all increased the level of food insecurity in the country.