18 January 2017

DP World, one of the leading enablers of global trade and the world's third largest container terminal operator, joined the Logistics Emergency Teams (LET). LET is now comprised of four of the largest global logistics and transportation companies, including Agility, UPS, Maersk, and DP World.

Stephen Cahill, Global Logistics Cluster Coordinator at the World Food Programme, welcomes the new LET member: “The response during the first phase of any humanitarian crisis is highly important for how local communities are impacted in the long term, and the expertise and resources that DP World brings will help support vital strategic relief efforts.”

Through the Logistics Emergency Teams, the WFP-led Logistics Cluster has access to an extensive global network of transportation and logistics expertise, meaning life-saving assistance can be provided more quickly and efficiently following natural disasters. The partnership between the Logistics Emergency Teams and the Global... READ MORE

20 December 2016

With more than 100,000 people displaced in the north of the country, as many as one million still unreachable inside of Mosul, and the winter weather hitting hard, the humanitarian needs in Iraq continue to grow.

 

Credit: OCHA

 

As the Mosul humanitarian crisis escalates, the Logistics Cluster has been working hard to facilitate emergency aid into the country, supporting humanitarians in their strenuous efforts to save lives and assist those in need.

To further strengthen the response and expedite help, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, signed an agreement with the Ministry of Interior of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), on... READ MORE

16 December 2016

Princess Sam offloading in Anse d' Hainault

Responding to the needs of the coastal communities of Sud and Grande Anse, the departments the most affected by Hurricane Matthew, requires synergy of efforts and resources.

Princess Sam is a large barge with 500 mt capacity, chartered by WFP to step up delivery in areas hard to reach by road. On Friday 9 December, the barge, loaded with food and NFIs on behalf of WFP and IFRC, completed a second rotation to Anse D’Hainault, where ACTED manages a storage facility in support of interagency distribution in the area.

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16 December 2016

 

Brussels Global Meeting

 

For three days in early November 2016, 52 senior logisticians from 40 different organisations met in Brussels, the heart of the European Union to take part in the second Logistics Cluster Global Meeting of 2016. First held over 10 years ago in Geneva, this biannual event brings together key humanitarian logistics actors and stakeholders, serving as a forum for strategic discussion concerning the further development of the Logistics Cluster, presentations on new initiatives and partners projects relevant to the field of humanitarian logistics.

This meeting in Brussels, held at the ECHO Emergency... READ MORE

07 December 2016

 

VoS Apollo and VoS Triton

 

Currently, and due to the security situation in Yemen, the city of Aden, in the southern region of the country, is hardly accessible by air and by road; humanitarians have a hard time reaching the people affected by the crisis, and dispatching life-saving relief items to the region is increasingly difficult. That was, before the VoS Apollo started sailing between Djibouti and Aden on a regular basis.

To facilitate access of humanitarians to the region, the United Nations World Food Programme, as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, has chartered the VoS Apollo in April. To date, the vessel has crossed the stretch... READ MORE

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