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.

For more information, please contact the following Logistics Working Group contacts:

Rui Goncalves rui.goncalves@wfp.org

Orison Mapemba orison.mapemba@wfp.org

Latest updates

 
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 Meeting Minutes
 Coordination
 
19 April 2019 11:15
 Document
 Overland Transport
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Recent rainfall has led to more challenging conditions on East Bank road, however the route remains passable with 4x4 vehicles (5 mt capacity).

 
18 April 2019 15:30
 Situation Update
 Coordination
 
17 April 2019 14:00
 Document
 Coordination
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The main runway at Chileka International Airport will be closed 24 April - 23 July 2019 for maintenance and rehabilitation. During this period, the secondary runway will remain operational (1,372 meters in length; 30 meters in width; asphalt surface).

 
16 April 2019 17:00
 Meeting Minutes
 Coordination
 
13 April 2019 20:45
 Document
 Coordination
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Makande camp in Mulanje (coordinates: -15.8052, 35.4671) is reported to be only accessible by 4x4 (max 5 mt).

 
12 April 2019 16:00
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.

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