26 August 2014

The situation in the eastern provinces of Northern Iraq continues to be of serious concern to the humanitarian community, who are facing major access constraints in reaching populations due to ongoing insecurity. 

As organizations prepare response plans in the case that access to these areas becomes possible, the Logistics Cluster has worked to anticipate the humanitarian community’s needs based on feedback received from humanitarian partners. In response, the Logistics Cluster has quickly scaled up operations to provide critically needed storage space for the prepositioning of emergency supplies. 

Preparing aid stocks to be readily available, in nearby strategic locations, allows humanitarians to deploy urgent relief cargo in a coordinated fashion to deliver... READ MORE

26 August 2014

Warehousing is an integral part of supply chain management. The assembly and use of MSUs is common in humanitarian logistics operations. In order to augment an effective response to address these logistics infrastructural challenges, relevant trainings are vital. A two day practical training about site identification and assembly of MSUs was organised by the Logistics Cluster for partners in the Pirpia WFP Warehouse, Peshawar. This was attended by 19 participants from 11 different organizations including the Government, UN Agencies, International and National NGOs. It was highly welcomed by the partners and the Logistics Cluster is rolling out training soon for the remaining registered participants who could not be... READ MORE

11 August 2014

Convoy to Madamiyet

Between 14 July and 22 July, UN Agencies, IOM, and SARC deployed six consecutive convoys, coordinated by the Logistics Cluster and OCHA, to deliver life-saving items to the besieged population living in Madamiyet Elsham, and its outskirts. Madamiyet, in Rural Damascus, had not seen humanitarian assistance since 2012; multiple attempts to reach this area since by the UN in 2013 and early 2014, were unsuccessful. Between 23,000 and 24,000 people are estimated to live inside the area, with food, WASH, health, protection and education items identified to be the most critical for the resident population. Throughout this one week humanitarian operation, UN staff were able to conduct... READ MORE