The Logistics Cluster is supporting the humanitarian community in their efforts to deliver relief items to affected populations in the Philippines and has been conducting assessments throughout the country.
Last week the Logistics Cluster visited the coordination hub at the Roxas humanitarian operations centre, on Panay Island, to conduct a Joint Rapid Assessment. 15 organisations are currently operating from there. The centre is situated in a strategic location close to the airport and was generously provided to the humanitarian community by the government of the Philippines.
Roxas is also currently one of the main hubs for humanitarian and Civil-Military coordination where the Philippines and Canadian Military are providing invaluable support to the logistics response of the humanitarian community.
The infrastructure of Roxas was badly damaged by Typhoon Yolanda and the lack of electricity is an issue on the whole island. However, the road network is viable... READ MORE