20 December 2016

With more than 100,000 people displaced in the north of the country, as many as one million still unreachable inside of Mosul, and the winter weather hitting hard, the humanitarian needs in Iraq continue to grow.


Credit: OCHA


As the Mosul humanitarian crisis escalates, the Logistics Cluster has been working hard to facilitate emergency aid into the country, supporting humanitarians in their strenuous efforts to save lives and assist those in need.

To further strengthen the response and expedite help, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, signed an agreement with the Ministry of Interior of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), on... READ MORE

16 December 2016

Princess Sam offloading in Anse d' Hainault

Responding to the needs of the coastal communities of Sud and Grande Anse, the departments the most affected by Hurricane Matthew, requires synergy of efforts and resources.

Princess Sam is a large barge with 500 mt capacity, chartered by WFP to step up delivery in areas hard to reach by road. On Friday 9 December, the barge, loaded with food and NFIs on behalf of WFP and IFRC, completed a second rotation to Anse D’Hainault, where ACTED manages a storage facility in support of interagency distribution in the area.


16 December 2016


Brussels Global Meeting


For three days in early November 2016, 52 senior logisticians from 40 different organisations met in Brussels, the heart of the European Union to take part in the second Logistics Cluster Global Meeting of 2016. First held over 10 years ago in Geneva, this biannual event brings together key humanitarian logistics actors and stakeholders, serving as a forum for strategic discussion concerning the further development of the Logistics Cluster, presentations on new initiatives and partners projects relevant to the field of humanitarian logistics. This meeting in Brussels, held at the ECHO Emergency Response Coordination Centre (... READ MORE

07 December 2016


VoS Apollo and VoS Triton


Currently, and due to the security situation in Yemen, the city of Aden, in the southern region of the country, is hardly accessible by air and by road; humanitarians have a hard time reaching the people affected by the crisis, and dispatching life-saving relief items to the region is increasingly difficult. That was, before the VoS Apollo started sailing between Djibouti and Aden on a regular basis.

To facilitate access of humanitarians to the region, the United Nations World Food Programme, as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, has chartered the VoS Apollo in April. To date, the vessel has crossed the stretch... READ MORE

05 December 2016


Turkey Warehouse Management Training


Gaziantep, Turkey 23-30 November, 2016

The Syria Logistics Cluster, together with WFP, organised two warehouse management trainings in Gaziantep for organisations based in southern Turkey and working on the response to the Syria crisis.

A total of 43 people from 27 organisations (including INGOs, local NGOs and UN agencies) participated to the two three-day trainings.

Each training included a visit to UNHCR’s warehouse in Gaziantep, where the participants witnessed first-hand best practices in warehouse management.