Due to worsening drought conditions in the Horn of Africa the United Nations has declared a famine in 5 areas of southern . An estimated 3.7 million people in Somalia are in need of urgent life-saving and life-sustaining food, water and shelter. The humanitarian community has scaled up its response, while at the same time access tosouthern Somalia has improved with the withdrawal of Al-Shabaab from 90 to 95 per cent of Mogadishu. In order to meet the needs of those affected in southern Somalia the humanitarian community needs logistics support and emergency security and data telecommunications. Therefore this Special Operation plans to provide the following services: 1.) augmented logistics capacity in the form of sea transport, warehousing and tactical airlifts, 2.) enhanced logistics coordination and information management, 3.) emergency security telecommunication and data communication services, 4.) coordination and information management of telecommunications and data services.
Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications Cluster Augmentation in Response to the Humanitarian Situation in Somalia