This operation has been modified and extended until 31 December 2010 as per Budget revision 903 (see below).
Fighting between the Government and militant groups in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas FATA) and in Swat District in North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) has prompted the displacement of more than 270,000 people. The number of IDP’s is envisaged to increase drastically as it is foreseen that the conflict in FATA and NWFP will continue to escalate without the year of 2009.
With the humanitarian operation in NWFP and FATA, there will be an increased need for a coordinated and efficient logistics response from the international community to avoid bottlenecks and possible overlaps and as a consequence, the Humanitarian Coordinator on behalf of the IASC Country Team has requested the activation of the Logistics Cluster.
This Special Operation will cater for the equipment, staff, systems and facilities necessary to respond to the evolving crisis in NWFP and FATA by ensuring:
- Adequate storage capacity through the expansion of logistics hubs in NWFP. • Appropriate coordination of and information managemenit for the logistics response of the humanitarian community.
- Coordination with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) and the Provincial Disaster Management Agency (PDMA).
The project will have a duration of three (3) months at a total value of USD 494,334.