27 December 2017

humanitarian coordination, logistics training

Le Cluster Logistique et le Cluster ETC (Emergency Telecommunications Cluster) ont organisé la semaine dernière une formation en collecte de données GPS ouverte à l’ensemble des organisations humanitaires présentes dans le pays afin de renforcer les capacités des acteurs en matière d’identification physique des contraintes d’accès.

La République Centrafricaine est un pays qui s’étend sur plus de 623 000 km2, qui compte plus de 50 ferry, 60 ponts et autant d’ouvrages de franchissements de fortune informels dans des états très... READ MORE

19 December 2017

humanitarian logistics coordination

Katja Hildebrand re-joined the Logistics Cluster in August 2016 for the Nigeria operation. In 2005, she started with the WFP-led UN Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC), the predecessor of the Logistics Cluster, first as Operations Support Officer, then as Information Management Officer and was deployed to various emergency operations. When the UNJLC merged with the Logistics Cluster in 2009, she assumed the position of Head of Information Management in the Global Logistics Cluster. From there she moved to Haiti for the Logistics Cluster earthquake response, which was followed by a two-year assignment with WFP Sudan to lead the Inter-Agency Logistics Working Group. Afterwards she returned to WFP HQ as Special Assistant to the Director of Logistics. In her... READ MORE

01 December 2017

Humanitarian Logistics Coordination, Humanitarian Cargo Transportation

Humanitarian logisticians work around the clock to move critical relief items in often complex and challenging environments. To ensure this is accomplished in a timely and cost-efficient way, professional skills in warehouse management and cargo handling are required.

With the Level 3 emergency operation in full swing across South Sudan, field staff must be equipped to serve the response with competence and expertise. For this purpose, the Logistics Cluster and RedR UK recently held six Field Logistics Emergency (FLE) trainings aimed at strengthening the response capacity of logistics staff.

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01 December 2017

Emergency Logistics, Humanitarian Logistics

More and more often the Logistics Cluster works in complex and protracted emergencies requiring a flexible approach to ensure adequate response and support in rapidly changing operational environments.

When activated in Iraq, in July 2014, the Logistics Cluster was supporting the humanitarian community to face a rapid deterioration of public services and access throughout large parts of the country. The support consisted in providing information management and coordination, critical during the initial stage of the response, and in facilitating access to common storage facilities, established in Baghdad, Erbil and Dahuk within three months from the start... READ MORE