24 August 2017

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... READ MORE

23 August 2017

Within the Logistics Cluster preparedness project, Haiti has in consultation with Logistics Cluster partners been selected based on various risk indices, as one of six disaster-prone priority countries. The Global Logistics Cluster deployed a preparedness officer to work with WFP Haiti Country Office in supporting local authorities to augment national logistics response capacities in Haiti through trainings and simulation exercises.

The Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) held in Haiti on 9-10 August 2017, was led by the Haitian Government as part of the annual hurricane season exercise, an exercise meant to increase awareness and emergency... READ MORE

21 August 2017

On 30 and 31 July, the Yemen Logistics Cluster facilitated a training at the WFP warehouse in Sana’a on the set-up of Mobile Storage Units (MSUs). The training was coordinated by the Logistics Cluster team in Sana’a to enhance the capacity of partner organisations in terms of warehouse, commodity and emergency hubs management.This initiative took place within the wider framework of the Logistics Cluster’s goal to implement an effective logistical response to the humanitarian emergency in Yemen, while improving emergency preparedness by strengthening the capacity of staff in-country that could be readily deployed to other locations in case of need.

The two day sessions focused on training logistics and warehouse management staff of partner... READ MORE

17 August 2017

Au sud-est de la République Centrafricaine (RCA), la ville de Zemio est le théâtre de violences sans précédent depuis plusieurs semaines. Située dans la région du Haut-Mbomou, à la frontière de la République Démocratique du Congo, cette zone historiquement calme fait aujourd’hui face à une très forte instabilité, caractérisée par l’accroissement des besoins de la population et des déplacés. Du fait de son isolement géographique, de la situation sécuritaire et de l’état du réseau routier, les acteurs humanitaires font face à de grandes difficultés pour accéder à Zemio.

Dans ce contexte de contraintes et d’enclavement fort, il s’agit de mettre en place une réponse aérienne prompte et conséquente. Pour ce faire, le Cluster... READ MORE

16 August 2017

On 31 July, the Logistics Sector organised the second training in warehouse management. Following the high interest in the event in April, the partners requested to repeat the training in order to further enhance the capacity of their local staff. Femi Olaniyi from WHO and Ade Akobi from WFP agreed to facilitate the training again; this time for 26 participants, as compared to 24 participants in April.