21 April 2017

Adama Warehouse

In March 2016 the Logistics Cluster was activated in Ethiopia to support the Government and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) in their response to the worst drought in 50 years.

10.2 million people needed urgent relief assistance, so the Government of Ethiopia, with WFP, as the lead agency for Logistics Cluster, took immediate action to coordinate the logistics response and augment the available logistics capacity.

After one year of intense work, the Logistics Cluster operation is being closed leaving a stronger national supply chain and enhanced capacity at NDRMC level; all activities were in fact implemented to support the response while at the same time... READ MORE

04 April 2017

As the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to require an extensive and sustained response from the humanitarian community to provide the affected population with critical cross-sectoral assistance, the Logistics Cluster continues to play a key role in facilitating inter-agency humanitarian convoys to UN-declared besieged and hard-to-reach areas.

The coordination of the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Convoys entails close collaboration with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Syria-based United Nations agencies and INGOs to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to areas that can’t normally be reached by single organizations due to access constraints.... READ MORE

28 March 2017

The city of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, was taken by militants in June 2014. The Iraqi military launched an operation to counter this in October 2016 and since the start of the operation, some 47,900 families (287,250 individuals) have been displaced to IDP camps, emergency sites, host communities and out-of-camp locations.

 

The humanitarian response to this situation is complex and large-scale, due to ever-changing displacement patterns, a volatile operational environment, and security constraints.

 

In the midst of this, the Logistics Cluster continues to support the humanitarian community in their response through the coordination of vital common services. Alongside transport and emergency airlifts, common storage services have been... READ MORE

27 March 2017

The Logistics Cluster’s strategy for 2016-2018 centres around Preparedness – this means focusing on national disaster resiliency and bringing together government, humanitarian, development and private sector actors. Six project countries were chosen by Global Logistics Cluster partners - Haiti, Madagascar, Indonesia, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. The Logistics Cluster is also involved in a long-running WFP emergency preparedness project in the Pacific region.

Preparedness in Haiti

Haiti was chosen as one of the six GLC preparedness priority countries shortly before Hurricane Matthew struck the disaster-prone country in October last year. Following the closure of the emergency response, Haiti is now being piloted by the GLC... READ MORE

24 March 2017

 

The north-eastern governorate of Al-Hasakeh experienced severe access disruptions in 2016. Landlocked and inaccessible from inside Syria since mid-2013 due to the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) fighters controlling all key access routes.

The governorate remained cut off from humanitarian reach over the entire first half of 2016, leaving tens of thousands of families without access to critical relief supplies and humanitarian services.

With all in-country and international access points impassable, WFP, as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, resorted to the establishment of an emergency air-bridge linking the capital Damascus to Qamishli, one of the main urban centres in Al-Hasakeh Governorate.

Through the Logistics... READ MORE

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