Source UNJLC
Theme Air Transport, Overland Transport, Sea and Rivers Transport, Supply Chain, Border Crossings and Customs
Countries Pakistan
Document type Other
Publication date 02/06/2006

Given the pending transition to recovery activities, UNJLC will cease operations on 30 June. In line with the phase-out of operations, this is the last issue of the Consolidated Weekly Sitrep. The Bulletin will continue to be published weekly throughout the month of June. To subscribe please send an email to pakistan.bulletin-subscribe@unjlc.org with "subscribe" in the subject line.


1. Security
2. Air Operations
3. Customs and Immigration
4. Roads
5. Logistics
6. Civil Military Logs
7. NFI Pipeline
8. Warehousing
9. Commodity Availability
10. Other Information

1. SECURITY

AJK

  • The Election Commission has requested all Agencies and NGOs to refrain from distribution during the elections in AJK mid July.
    • Should Agencies/NGOs need to distribute during this period, permission from the District Returning Officer (DRO) needs to be obtained.

Muzaffarabad

  • All UN/NGO movement outside of municipal boundaries requires notification of four government agencies.
  • UNDSS expects more stringent security measures leading up to the elections which may restrict UN/NGO operations.

2. AIR OPERATIONS

General

  • UNHAS and the UNJLC Cargo Movement Coordination Cell (CMCC) ceased operations on 31 May.

3. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION

Nothing further to report.

 
4. ROADS

General

  • QuakeZone MapKit training will take place on 13-14 June in Mansehra and Islamabad.
    • The deadline for applications is 8 June.
  • UNJLC is preparing the following products:
    • The Monsoon Logistics Planning Snapshot which is intended to assist authorities and agencies prepare for the coming Monsoon season.
      • The Snapshot will contain a map indicating roads that have historically been subject to closure due to rains and subsequent landslides and logistics planning considerations for operations during the Monsoon season.
      • It will be published early June.
    • The Road Atlas of the earthquake affected area which consists of a series of detailed (1:100,000 scale) road maps.
      • The Atlas will be distributed in the second half of July to those authorities and Agencies/NGOs who plan to continue humanitarian operations in the affected area.
  • For the latest road status updates and corresponding maps, see -> Road Status Updates

Bagh

  • The road Bedhi - Khuwaja Bandi (LOC) is assessed to be rough and only suitable for 4wd.
  • The road Haji Pir - Sabia Bala is also rough and only suitable for 4wd.
    • Close to Sabia Bala, the road is closed due to a landslide.
    • This road is the only way of reaching the settlement.

5. LOGISTICS

General

  • UNJLC is reviewing its Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA) which will be a comprehensive update of logistics related information relevant for the affected area.
    • It will be distributed in the second half of July.

Bagh

  • UNJLC participated in a UN Inter-Agency assessment of the area of Azad Bara, a small valley on the Line of Control, to determine the need for humanitarian assistance.
    • A report is currently being compiled by the Bagh offices of UNICEF and OCHA, the lead agencies for this assessment.
  • The population of the area of Azad Bara is estimated at 1,500 people (approximately 1,000 people remained in the area after the earthquake or have since returned)
  • The primary access route to the valley is a mule track from Sheru Dara.
    • Cargo can only be delivered in small amounts over an extended period of time.
    • Storage capacity is limited due to the scarcity of flat land.
    • Direct distribution is a viable option.

Mansehra

  • Returns from official and spontaneous camps are 98% complete.
    • In the two official government run camps in Siransialkot and Kashtra, 900 people are left.
    • In the existing spontaneous camps, 5,000 people are left.
  • 8,000 to 10,000 IDPs are currently living with host families.
  • The DCO has requested that the deadline of free transportation provided by IOM to the IDPs returning to their respective places of origin be extended to 6 June 2006.
  • The DCO has informed the General Coordination meeting that IDPs might be returning to the camps during the Monsoon season.
  • Therefore, it has been proposed to keep the camps open until March 2007.
  • The DCO proposed to move the Siransialkot camp to Daddar. Further details to be provided by the DCO.
  • The DCO mentioned that the criteria for IDPs to be allowed to live in the official camps will become stricter in the near future.

Muzaffarabad

  • Regarding the 18 villages that might be vulnerable to further landslides in the Monsoon season: further discussions are ongoing on amongst the local authorities and the humanitarian community:
    • The exact number of people that need to be moved;
    • The location to which these people can be moved;
    • The amount of supported required from Agencies/NGOs in the process.

6. CIVIL-MILITARY LOGS

Nothing further to report.

7. NFI PIPELINE

Nothing further to report.

8. WAREHOUSING

General

  • WFP is constructing a new central hub in Baldher, which is situated approximately 100 km east of the Karakoram Highway along the railway line Hassanabdal - Havelian between Haripur town and Havelian town.
    • All WFP activities for NWFP and AJK will be supported from this site.
    • 14 temporary warehouses will be set up with a target completion date of mid June.
    • This may free up storage space in other hubs. Agencies in need of additional storage space should contact WFP.

9. COMMODITY AVAILABILITY

Nothing further to report.

10. OTHER INFORMATION

Bagh

  • National staff are required to move out of the UN camp by 15 June.

Mansehra

  • There is no electricity available in the two official IDP camps as bills have not been paid.
    • The DCO has been asked to look into the matter.
  • The Education Working Group has advised that they are facing a shortage of tents.
    • The DCO has requested the organisations present to provide 127 high schools of Mansehra District with tents.

Muzaffarabad

  • The Resident Coordinator, Mr. Jan van de Moortele, presented the UN/ERRA Early Recovery Plan to the AJK Parliament in Muzaffarabad on 2 June.