19 December 2014

For Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone the Ebola Virus is affecting not only the people infected but all aspects of everyone’s daily life. Fear of transmission of the disease to other countries has damaged international trade threatening to further isolate the three affected nations. A large part of the commercial transport sector has stopped traffic to the countries, which is further complicating the response of the humanitarian community.

One of the partners in the Logistics Emergency Team (LET) partnership - Maersk – is supporting the delivery of humanitarian cargo through support to the Logistics Cluster. Maersk has allocated up to USD 1 million to the support, which includes ocean freight, local intelligence on logistics and infrastructure, and use of other services which Maersk can effectively support such as... READ MORE

15 December 2014

In December, the Logistics Cluster, a humanitarian organisation led by World Food Programme, contracted an Antanov 124-one of the largest aircraft in service-to airlift 8 mobile health clinics into from Amman, Jordan to Erbil, Iraq on behalf of the World Health Organisation. WFP Aviation coordinated all parties involved. The mobile clinics will provide vital access to medical services for the refugees from Syria who have fled into Iraq, as well for the internally displaced persons, the Iraqis who have fled the advance of ISIS. The airlift is a showcase of the cooperation between UN agencies in support of those affected by the on-going crises in Syria and Iraq.

08 December 2014

The second Global Logistics Cluster Meeting in 2014


For the second time in this year, the Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) held the Global Meeting. This time UNICEF Supply Division generously hosted this meeting from 26th to 28th November 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Firstly held in April 2006 in Geneva, mandated by the Cluster approach, this biannual event is attended by international NGOs, UN Agencies, donor agencies andpartners to discuss recent Logistics Cluster operations and collect feedback on Logistics Cluster performance. Furthermore this forum is used to also discuss and agree on strategic decisions, present new humanitarian logistics... READ MORE

08 December 2014

In South Sudan, the WFP-led Logistics Cluster runs its largest and most complex operation, supporting the transportation needs for almost 20 humanitarian organizations by road, river and air. As the Deputy Head of the Logistics Cluster based in Juba, it was only natural for Aiedah to find her way here– she’s always been drawn to a challenge.

In 2008, Aiedah took up her first assignment with WFP, working in her come country of Ethiopia.

“I chose to work in logistics because I was passionate about the way one could help people in need, and this job offered the possibility for me to make a direct contribution,” Aiedah says. Dedicated, driven and passionate about logistics, she likes big machines and complex operations.

In South Sudan, her wish for a... READ MORE