Erecting MSUs in Jad'ah
As the situation in Mosul develops and the humanitarian situation worsens, the Logistics Cluster strengthens support to actors on the ground assisting people in need.
Humanitarian planning efforts have been escalating in preparation of the expected large-scale displacement from the city of Mosul, taking into consideration all probable scenarios and the subsequent humanitarian impacts. The Logistics Cluster continues to coordinate with humanitarian organizations to underline potential gaps and logistics constraints that would limit response capacities in different operational areas. With over 700,000 people expected to flee from Mosul city and the surrounding areas due to military confrontation and displacements potentially scattering in four different directions, the response modalities were envisaged to be as flexible and mobile as possible.
The Logistics Cluster warehouse capacity has been scaled up in the major hubs of Erbil and Dahuk. New hubs have also been established in key locations; Tikrit (2,400 m2), Bardarash (1,200 m2) and Zummar (640 m2) now have a combined capacity of 4,240 m2.
Additional strategic forward operating bases have been made available in, or in close vicinity to, the displacement camps and emergency site locations to serve as common storage facilities. Five Mobile Storage Units (MSUs) have so far been deployed and erected in three different sites to cope with the first wave of displacement and facilitate daily distribution (Hassan Sham, Jad’ah and Qayyarah Airstrip), with a total capacity of 1,600 m2. More MSUs are in stock for quick deployment and additional units are en route to Iraq. The Logistics Cluster will continue to mobilize these units according to the displacement patterns and operational needs.