Interactive sessions and high participation at the core of the Warehouse Management Training in Somalia

24 August 2017
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In early 2017, following two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall, the humanitarian situation in many areas of Somalia deteriorated rapidly. The drought conditions, combined with the significant access limitations due to high levels of insecurity and infrastructure deterioration, pushed 6.2 million people into food insecurity.

In response to the drought, the Logistics Cluster, through WFP as lead agency, has been supporting the emergency logistics response of the government and humanitarian community to ensure humanitarian relief can be delivered effectively and efficiently to the populations in need in Somalia. In line with this support and in an effort to build local capacity and enhance future emergency responses, the Logistics Cluster held the first Warehouse Management Training on 21 August in Mogadishu.

The 16 training participants included logistics staff from government, NGOs and UN agencies. The one day training event involved an introduction to the Logistics Cluster, interactive sessions on selecting warehouse sites, warehouse maintenance procedures and storage documentation. One participant reflected, ‘this training has not only helped to build my knowledge, but coming together and sharing experiences with other participants has helped me to improve my skills and day to day work.'

For more information about the Drought Response Operation visit the Somalia page on the Logistics Cluster website.