- Today’s helicopter flights were to deliver 5.2 mt of DSWD food packs to San Gabriel La Union, which had received no assistance since Typhoon Parma.
2 Logistics Coordination
- The Logistics Cluster is mobilizing additional capacity on request from DSWD to provide surface transport to northern Luzon for subsequent forward movement either by road or by airlift.
- The DSWD currently has 250 mt of goods awaiting transport to the affected areas, and are filing Cargo Movement Requests (CMR) for Logistics Cluster transportation.
- DSWD cargo includes national relief goods, cargo consigned by UN agencies and NGOs, and bilateral donations.
The US has mobilized boat and helicopter assets to possible search and rescue for post-Typhoon Lupit relief operations. A Navy ship might be positioned off the coast of northern Luzon to support these efforts. The PNP (Philippines National Police) has rubber boats standing by, national rescue teams are at the ready, and 2 PAF (Philippine Air Force) aircraft have been made available. The two MI-171 helicopters managed by UNHAS are on call for search and rescue should the need arise.
- The DHL DRT was activated for a three week period, which ends this weekend. A flowchart outlining the process for NGOs bringing goods into the country is attached to this sitrep.
4 Air Operations
- Today’s helicopter operations focused on delivering relief goods to a cut-off village, San Gabriel La Union, which had not been previously identified and had received no assistance.
- Flights on October 20 and 21 were largely dedicated to pre-positioning goods in the cut-off areas of Bontoc, Sadanga and Tadian in CAR prior to the arrival of Typhoon Lupit. The local police assisted in moving some relief cargo from the delivery point to two nearby villages.
- Arrangements have been made to position fuel at Wallace Airbase and Tuguegarao to increase the number of possible rotations.
- Most of the cargo delivered has been for DSWD and the DOH, but goods have also been transported for WHO, UNICEF, WFP and the Samaritan’s Purse.
- As of October 21, a total of 67 rotations were flown to cut off and hard to reach locations.
- Cargo and passenger movement request forms are available here
- The DHL DRT warehouse at the airport is being closed down as the end of their contract to assist in the Philippines approaches, and goods will now come through normal cargo warehouses. The DRT can provide contacts within cargo warehouses to prearrange the waiver of storage fees.
- Following requests at the last Logistics Cluster meeting, the LET has offered to provide a basic warehouse training session for any organization wishing to participate.
- Laborers provided by Agility under the LET agreement will be mobilized to support DSWD / NROC warehouses and assist the Logistics Cluster in dispatching goods from the DSWD central warehouse.
- A list of available warehouses is available here
- Of the five LET-donated trucks which have been tasked by the Logistics Cluster, one will remain at the Villamor airbase to deliver cargo for airlift, one will serve the Metro Manila area, and the other three will be made available for some deliveries to northern Luzon.
- The Logistics Cluster road conditions map for northern Luzon has been updated with information assistance from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
Please find attached the printed version