In early March 2019, a severe weather system formed off the eastern coast of Mozambique and Malawi, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, before tracking back to the Mozambique channel. Here, it intensified into a Category 3 Cyclone Idai, which made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March, once again bringing heavy rains and flooding to Malawi’s southern districts and causing significant infrastructure damage to roads and bridges.

A Logistics Sector was established to support the government-led response by coordinating with the humanitarian community and facilitating access to critical logistics information and services. As the humanitarian response to the disaster is scaling down, the Logistics Sector has been discontinued and this page will be archived by 30 June. All documents will still be available here. Preparedness activities will shortly commence and more information become available here.

 

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Coordination

Coordination units and dedicated staff operate in key locations including Blantyre and Lilongwe. Regular coordination meetings held in both locations.

Storage

Storage in Blantyre (18,000 m2) and Lilongwe (6,800m2)

Transport

Overland transport available from Blantyre and Lilongwe.  

Air Transport

Air transport may be facilitated to remote/hard to reach areas depending on needs on the ground.

Sea/River Transport

River transport available between Bangula and Nsanje district and Chikwawa and Chikwawa. Additional river transport considered as/if needs are identified.

Information Management

Dedicated Information Management Officer based in Blantyre.

Country Resources

From the blog

Tuesday, 9 April, 2019 - 13:45
It began in early March. A severe weather system formed off the eastern coast of Malawi and Mozambique, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, before tracking back to the Mozambique channel. Here, it intensified into Category 3... Read more

Contacts

Field Locations

Blantyre

Andre Hermann
(Logistics Sector Coordinator)
Mobile Number: +265 999 984 790
WhatsApp Number: +39 342 970 1481
Sarah Al-Ameri
(IM Officer)
Mobile Number: +265 999 984 796
WhatsApp Number: +265 999 984 796
Global

HQ Rome, Italy

Julien Marcheix
(GLC Focal Point)