In November 2013, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) mandated UNSOA through Resolution 2124, to provide targeted logistics support to SNA units in joint operation with AMISOM. The current AMISOM Concept of Operation places a limit of 10,900 on the number of SNA troops to receive this support.
Several conditions must be met before SNA troops become eligible to receive UNSOA support, like completion of UN mandatory training in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and registration and vetting by SNA headquarters. Up to 28th November 2014, 7,995 SNA troops had met these preconditions and UNSOA provides them with food, water and fuel (in some locations), tents, transportation and medical support.
UNSOA support is financed through voluntary contribution to the SNA Trust Fund which so far has received total contributions of $13.55 million from the U.K, U.S, Italy and New Zealand.