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LSS improves transparency in the management of humanitarian supplies. Setting up the LSS system in emergency situations will enable reports to be prepared that can be shared with donors, authorities in a disaster - stricken country, humanitarian agencies and the media.

LSS is not a tracking system. LSS provides national authorities, UN agencies and other coordinating bodies with an overall picture of what has been pledged and what has arrived for a specific emergency.

Many large humanitarian agencies already have proprietary commodity tracking systems.

LSS complements these agency-specific systems.

It can compile and report on data that is directly entered in its own databases as well as on information that is collected from other tracking systems.

A number of countries, NGOs and six UN agencies (WHO, WFP, OCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, and PAHO) have contributed their experience and expertise to develop the Logistics Support Systems.

Financial support was provided by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the United States of America (USAID/OFDA), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the European Union Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dutch Government.