Source UNJLC
Theme
Countries Lebanon
Document type Other
Publication date 06/10/2006

Highlights: 
  • The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) confirmed that there are no Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) troops present in southern Lebanon apart from in the region of Ghajar, north of the Blue Line. With the exception of this area, Lebanese soldiers have now deployed along the border with Israel. The UN is working closely with the Israelis to secure a full withdrawal in the coming period. UNJLC apologises for the late release of last week's bulletin which resulted in the statement that IDF forces were still present in 10 locations along the border.
  • Eight German ships, including two frigates, two supply ships and four fast patrol boats, are expected in Lebanon with 1,000 troops aboard. Germany will take the lead of the naval force patrolling the coast of Lebanon. Swedish, Danish and Norwegian ships are expected in the country soon to join the UNIFIL forces.

Contents:
1.    Security
2.    Operational Updates: Cargo Movement, Shipping and Air Operations
3.    Infrastructure
4.    Mapping

1. Security: 

Permanent checkpoints are being established by the Lebanese Armed Forces to stop and search passing vehicles.

2. Operations Update: 

Logistics Cluster services will cease to operate in Beirut on 24th October 2006 in line with the end of the Flash Appeal period.  No cargo movement requests (CMRs) will be accepted after 20th October.

Logistics Cluster:

The last Logistics Cluster meetings have now been held in Beirut and Tyre. The Tyre Logistics Cluster has now effectively closed. Any final transport requirements will now go through the Logistics Cluster in Beirut.  UNMACC will take over the Tyre compound, mobile storage facilities and pre-fabricated offices, and it will continue to support the organisations and agencies still present in the provision of warehousing, office space, and possibly transport. OCHA has also withdrawn from Tyre but the Rest House will remain available until October 24th for any office requirements.

Cargo Movements:

During the last reporting week, convoys reached the following areas: Meiss ej Jabal, Qana, Deair Mimas, Dibine, Yater , Addaisse, Hadath Boulevard, Aalma Ech Chaab, Siddiquine, Kounine, Yarine, Chaqra, Bent Jbeil, Rabb Et Talatine, Tallouse, Ynouth, Beit lif, Khiyam, Taibe, Nahle, Arzoun, Debel Oummiya, Srifa, Salaa, Maaroub, Maarake, Haumeri, Halloussiye, Derdghaiaya, Deir Qannoun en Nahr, Deir Kifa, Debaa, Chehabiye, Borj rahal, Bedias, Barich, Bafliye, Aabbassiye, Aia Ech Chaab, Beit Yahoun, ramiye, Kafra, Maarake, Jdade Marjayoun, Khalde, Ankoun, Nabatiyeh, Qabrikha, Charmaye , Tyre.

Detailed information on convoys can be found on UNJLC website: www.unjlc.org/lebanon/cargo/

During the course of the operation the Logistic Cluster has moved a total of 10,852 Mt of food and 5,921 MT of NFI form Beirut to the affected areas. Please refer to the table in image 1 showing JST figures of MT of food and non food items delivered.

UNJLC is continuing the tracking of food and non food item (NFI) distribution using the Joint Supply Tracker (JST), a system developed in collaboration with UNICEF staff.
Purposes of the JST are to:
1. Increase pipeline visibility and transparency;
2. Track NFI from Consolidating and Loading Points (CLPs) up to Extended Delivery Point (EDP);
3. Prioritize supply movements in accordance with needs in the field.

The charts in figure 2 and 3 are based on JST reports and show food and non food item tracking for the Lebanon operation. Image 2 shows dispatches from different Consolidating and Loading points (CLPs), image 3 dispatches figures for the participating UN agencies.

The latest JST report is available at www.unjlc.org/lebanon/supply

Shipping:

Beirut port has been busy but no delays in incoming cargo have been noted.
UNJLC has now published a snapshot on Tyre Port, which is available at www.unjlc.org/lebanon

3. Infrastructure:

A total of 97 bridges, culverts, overpasses, underpasses, interchanges and retaining walls suffered severe damage during the 34-day conflict. 14 of these are undergoing the temporary installation of bailey bridges. In another 15 cases, traffic difficulties due to untrafficable bridges have been circumvented by short new diversion roads executed by the Ministry of Public Works and municipalities.
 The number of bridges with underwriters for permanent repairs has dropped to 46 after some donors dropped out due to previous engagements. 33 bridges will be underwritten by 13 different private donors and another 13 bridges by 5 different governments and international organizations, including UNOPS. Full repairs and reconstruction will be finished in weeks in some cases, but other work may require up to two years.
A Russian engineering battalion is expected to arrive within the week to assist in the repair of damage infrastructure. It will be working outside the UNIFIL area of operations.
UNJLC has been working with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to support donors by producing maps and attributed tables for bridges requiring repairs, and updating data by removing duplicate reports, distinguishing between road craters and bridge locations, and removing multiple strike locations on the same bridges from damage figures. Detailed information on UNJLC support to reconstruction activities of the Ministry of Public works and transport is available at www.unjlc.org/lebanon.
For full details on transport infrastructure repairs and a breakdown of current donors please see www.unjlc.org/lebanon.

4. Mapping:

The Hazard to Movement map series has been updated as of 4th October (A3 map series by caza and A0 size for the whole country) to show all bridge locations and repairs along with the most up-to -date explosive hazards reported by the MACC-SL. Detailed information on UNJLC hazard to movement mapping is available at www.unjlc.org/lebanon/maps
Updated maps have been produced for food and non food item distribution as of 4h October. These have now been posted on the UNJLC/Logistics Cluster web page: www.unjlc.org/lebanon/maps.
All UNJLC maps are available for download at www.unjlc.org/lebanonmaps/, in hard copy at UNJLC's Beirut office (floor 7, Movenpick Hotel) and at the HIC office in Tyre.