Source Logistics Cluster
Theme Coordination
Countries Kyrgyzstan
Document type Snapshots
Publication date 30/06/2010

The Logistics Cluster in Kyrgyzstan is consolidating requests for a convoy operation to support the broader humanitarian community in the delivery of relief cargo to the southern areas of Kyrgyzstan affected by the civil unrest.

Convoy briefing prior to departure

Convoy briefing prior to departure

All convoys are organized through the Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport and escorted by the Kyrgyz police. Each convoy normally consists of 10 to 16 trucks. Coordination of the convoy transport requests is done by the Logistics Cluster.

 Checking waybills

Checking waybills

At this stage of the humanitarian response, convoys deliver cargo from Bishkek to Osh (where the Logistics Cluster set up a warehouse), as well as to Jalal-Abad.

Among the cargo are UNICEF water kits 

Among the cargo are UNICEF water kits

The first Logistics Cluster supported convoy took place on 24 June delivering 240 mt of WFP food and humanitarian supplies provided by the Kyrgyz Republic to Osh for distribution. The second humanitarian convoy departed for Osh and Jalal-Abad in the early morning hours on 30 June carrying 216 mt of WFP food supplies, water purification kits from UNICEF, as well as humanitarian aid provided by the Kyrgyz Republic.

Convoy departs for Osh and Jalal-Abad

Convoy departs for Osh and Jalal-Abad

Offloading, storage and distribution of delivered items takes place immediately after the arrival of the trucks at their destination. Dedicated Logistics Cluster staff on the ground are supporting these activities.

Interested organisations should submit requests 48 hours in advance with a completed Convoy Request Form to kyrgyzstan.cargo@logcluster.org.