22 June 2017

To prepare and tailor its response during the rainy season, the Logistics Sector team has organised a number of missions to field locations in Borno State over the past two months. These field missions are an important opportunity to assess the potential sites for the establishment of common storage services, and to meet with local stakeholders to discuss access and other issues.

The Logistics Sector common storage will be located on the Humanitarian Hub compound in Ngala. ©WFP/Katja Hildebrand

Most recently, on 15 June the Logistics Sector team visited the Humanitarian Hub in Ngala where, over the next weeks, four Mobile Storage Units (MSUs) will be set up, and a... READ MORE

16 June 2017

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 voting for and establishment of the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) took place. Creation of the SAG will provide strategic support and guidance to the GLC and facilitate accountability to partners through reporting and annual reviews of GLC performance. The SAG will focus on enhancing partnerships and support implementation of the strategy whilst advocating for resources to support the activities of the Logistics Cluster. During the event, sessions also focussed on the Logistics Cluster Preparedness activities, finance and on partners... READ MORE

16 June 2017

The district of Maroantsetra, north of Antananarivo, was severely damaged by Cyclone Enawo. The main town and over 80 communities suffered intense water damages causing loss of lives and livelihood, along with destruction.

On Wednesday a monitoring mission including the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC), WFP Madagascar, the Global Logistics Cluster, the Civil Protection (CPC), the Ministry of Agriculture, and ECHO - the major donor behind the logistics activities for the cyclone response - took to the river to see how food and NFI are delivered to the affected communities.


15 June 2017

The Logistics Response Team (LRT) Training is a key feature of the Logistics Cluster’s capacity building and training strategy. Designed to enhance the response capacities of humanitarian organisations, it is an intensive simulation held over the course of a week, which forces participants from across the humanitarian community to learn different roles and functions in a sudden-onset emergency response.

In November 2016, LRT 17 was held in Brindisi. At the time, Dan Canale from The UPS Foundation was on secondment with WFP, the lead-agency of the Logistics Cluster. Dan was part of the facilitator team for the training and was able to further expand the work of the... READ MORE

15 June 2017

With its vast expanse of waters and scattered islands, the Pacific region is unlike any other in the world. It therefore presents a unique cache of Logistical and ETC challenges both prior to and during a humanitarian response, and demands a tailor-made approach.

For this reason, the Regional Pacific Logistics Cluster and the Emergency Telecommunications (ETC) Cluster are organizing a workshop in Port Vila, Vanuatu, this week. The workshop is the first to be jointly organised by both clusters and discusses the preparation for and response to threats posed by natural and man-made disasters.

Convened by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), it brings together over 100 stakeholders from countries across the South and... READ MORE