The Logistics Cluster has been re-activated in Sri Lanka following severe flooding.
Due to heavy rains the water levels in rivers and irrigation tanks surged and it is thought that tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods, in particular in low lying lands and areas adjacent to rivers and tanks.
In response to the flooding the Logistics Cluster conducted extensive road transport assessments in the east and north east of the country to determine the most efficient way to reach the flood affected communes. It was found that there is sufficient private sector transport capacity for relief operations in the area with minor assistance need from the WFP Sri Lanka fleet.There are government warehouses in most of the affected areas. However, there is a possible shortage of fuel in the area due to difficulties in reaching some of the fuel stations, some of which are totally... READ MORE