The Logistics Cluster’s objective is to provide a support platform for logistics coordination for all humanitarian actors in order to avoid duplication and to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian intervention. Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations and UN agencies are members of the Logistics Cluster. World Food Programme (WFP) is the Cluster lead for logistics. In Sri Lanka the Logistics Cluster supports humanitarian logistics by providing common transport and storage services in case of gaps and by sharing logistics related information.
Until 2011, WFP enhanced the Logistics Cluster's transport and storage operations through the WFP Special Operation (SO), for the augmentation of logistics capacity, for both food and non-food items, to all of the Logistics Cluster partner agencies, including INGO’s, NGO’s and the Government of Sri Lanka. Following the conclusion of the SO in Dec 2011, WFP continues to provide a storage service in Vavuniya to the Logistics Cluster. WFP continues to meet with the Logistics Cluster to assess and support operational needs. While the WFP fleet of trucks is no longer available, WFP's contracts with local, commercial transporter can be made use of, as and when required.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) provides transport services both to and within the districts of Mannar, Vavuniya and Trincomalee, and can also assist with district transport solutions within Jaffna.