In January 2016, the Logistics Cluster began facilitating transport of humanitarian cargo on a fixed-wing aircraft popularly referred to as the Buffalo. The aircraft transports heavier payloads (8mt) than helicopters (2mt) which are otherwise used for cargo deliveries in South Sudan.
Credit: Relief International
On 7 February 2017, the Logistics Cluster broke new ground by facilitating a fixed-wing flight to Jangok airstrip (Longechuk County). This county had previously been served using Mathiang airstrip, which remains a helicopter only airstrip. In December 2016, the Logistics Cluster engaged Relief International to discuss alternative options for delivering cargo... READ MORE