The LRT is a unique logistics training initially put together by the UN World Food Programme in 2007, following WFP’s designation by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) as the lead agency for logistics in emergency response (sudden onset and protracted) as part of the Cluster system.

Cash and Markets

Cash and Markets Based interventions are rapidly becoming a modality of choice for humanitarian programmes. Around the world, people depend on markets for their lives and livelihoods and, where markets are functioning after a crisis, giving cash can be an effective tool to get assistance to beneficiaries. But this requires us to know our local markets, to monitor while we’re delivering and to maintain our agility to switch back to our in kind supply chains when needed. This page was created by the Global Logistics Cluster as a resource centre for those who are integrating supply chain and markets approaches into cash based humanitarian programmes. Resources on this page are not proposed / endorsed as best or compliant products, but rather have been offered by the Logistics Cluster and our partners in the spirit of sharing good practice. They are available to download and adapt accordingly to meet your organisation’s needs.

Operations Support

Logistics Cluster Strategy 2016-2018

This strategy builds on the 2013-2015 strategy of strengthening and professionalising the work of the Logistics Cluster to ensure that the humanitarian community has the ability to save lives through timely and reliable logistical service support and information. The Logistics Cluster will continue to provide coordination, information management and ensure access to common logistics services where appropriate. Therefore, this strategy will carry forward and strengthen the work of the Logistics Cluster in the ongoing active operations and will serve as a foundation in preparation for new emergencies. An increased focus will be on leveraging the capacities of the Logistics Cluster partners to optimise the response.

The collaboration among the Logistics Cluster partners continued to strengthen throughout the 2013-2015 strategy period, and the Logistics Cluster Global Meetings, conducted twice a year, became a forum to raise and discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in humanitarian logistics, leading to new partnerships and shared best practices. This collaboration will continue and further emphasis will be given to improving knowledge sharing among stakeholders.

In addition, the 2016-2018 strategy includes a special focus on preparedness and on strengthening the response capacity of national actors. The work on preparedness will concentrate on six identified disaster-prone countries in which support will be given for national logistics preparedness and to create a network of local, regional and global stakeholders.

From the blog

Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 13:30
In early May 2017, the first of the bi-annual Logistics Cluster Global Meetings took place in Bonn, Germany. This meeting was key for the future strategic direction of the Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) as the... Read more
LET Dubai - Group Photo
Thursday, 1 June, 2017 - 11:30
From 16 to 18 May, 33 logistics managers from Agility, UPS, DP World, Damco and Maersk travelled from all over the world to attend the 2017... Read more