28 May 2015

The World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the Logistics Cluster organised a Warehouse Commodity Management training session for humanitarian organisations in Dohuk, Iraq from 12-16 May.

The 5 day-long course saw the participation of representatives from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Samaritan’s Purse, Save the Children and the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), and was organised following a request by Logistics Cluster’s partners to train staff involved in the day-to-day running of critical logistical operations in Iraq.

Conducted by logisticians from WFP and the Logistics Cluster, the training provided a comprehensive overview of storekeeper’s responsibilities, but also visits to Dohuk’s... READ MORE

08 May 2015

Fuel is the lifeline of humanitarian efforts in conflict-ridden Yemen. An increase in violence, and a sharp decline of fuel stocks risk halting relief activities in the impoverished country. Humanitarian organisations are reporting some of their operations have been forced to stop, or are being seriously hampered due to critically low supplies. In response, the Logistics Cluster is scaling up its efforts to facilitate fuel transport via alternative supply routes.

April 2015 saw a rapid escalation of violence in Yemen, resulting in extensive displacement of people and damage to infrastructure and telecommunication networks. Concerns over deteriorating security in the country, have also heavily impacted the work of humanitarian agencies, and local service... READ MORE