31 August 2011

As the population of Tripoli faces a serious shortage of potable water, the Logistics Cluster expands the reach of a WFP-chartered merchant vessel to deliver bottled water to the capital.

Eight weeks ago, in response to an urgent request from humanitarian organisations attempting to provide relief to the population of Misrata, the Logistics Cluster began transporting aid workers and life-saving relief cargo into the city via the MV FEHIM BEY. Access to Misrata represented an enormous challenge, as the roads to the city were inaccessible due to the ongoing fighting. Finding the right ship, one that was capable of transporting sufficient quantities of cargo and passengers, and that was willing to operate in an insecure region, was challenging; new protocols and booking processes had to be established, along with appropriate security measures for cleared passengers.

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