Logistics Response Digest: June 2024


Join Us at the HHL Conference in Nairobi: 29-31st October 2024

We are excited to announce that the HHL Conference will take place in Nairobi from the 29th to the 31st of October, 2024. This year’s conference promises to be at the forefront of technological advancements, focusing on enhancing supply chain efficiency. The conference will be represented by INGOs, NGOs, Govt Ministries, Private Sector, Tech Sector and Academia. Attendees will hear from keynote speakers and engage through case studies, workshops and break out sessions. This conference enables registrants to learn and integrate technological tools into supply chain systems to strengthen capabilities and resilience.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking event that is shaping the future of supply chain management.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nairobi for an inspiring and impactful conference!

For further details please contact : valerie.craigie@humanitarianlogistics.org


In major breakthrough, WFP gains access to international airport and violence-hit Cité Soleil area of Haiti’s capital

After more than two months of blockages due to violent clashes between armed groups, WFP has made important progress, delivering truckloads of food to the highly vulnerable neighbourhood of Cité Soleil – host to pockets of catastrophic hunger (IPC phase 5) in late 2022 – and also resuming use of the international airport at Port-au-Prince for humanitarian passenger and cargo flights.
The recent crisis hit at a time when Haitians were already facing severe food insecurity – with half of the population – or five million people – acutely food insecure, according to the March 2024 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report.

For more information on this article; https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/news

Urgent Aid Needed as Cyclone Remal Ravages Southern Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and others, has a launched an emergency response in the wake of devastation caused by Cyclone Remal. The IFRC launched a CHF 12.5 million Emergency Appeal that aims to assist 650,000 people in the 8 hardest-hit districts with clean water, food, medical aid and cash assistance.

Cyclone Remal has left southern Bangladesh in a state of crisis, affecting over 4.59 million people and causing extensive damage to approximately 150,000 households in 19 coastal districts. Making landfall on 27 May near the Bangladesh-India border, the cyclone brought wind speeds of up to 111 km/h and storm surges of 5-8 feet, resulting in severe flooding and prolonged power outages for 27 million people.

As the cyclone continues to wreak havoc, the Red Cross Red Crescent network calls for urgent global support to provide essential aid to those affected.

For more information on this article; https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/news

Zipline and Partners Launch Blood and Vaccine Deliveries to Fight Malaria in the Lake Region

In a significant step forward in the fight against malaria, Zipline, the Ministry of Health, and the County Government of Kisumu announced the launch of drone delivery services for blood and vaccines in the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB). This collaboration marks a major milestone in Kenya’s efforts to improve healthcare access and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Transporting blood and blood products to where they are needed presents significant challenges due to complex supply chains, short shelf life, and fluctuating demand. To address these obstacles, Zipline will adopt a centralized stock approach and implement on-demand delivery, ensuring that any health facility within its service radius receives the necessary products within 45 minutes. Collaborating with the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services and the Kisumu Regional Blood Transfusion Center, Zipline will commence deliveries in Kisumu and Homa Bay counties before gradually extending its reach to other regions.

For more information on this article; https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/news

Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency launches new app

Macon-Bibb EMA says it created the MBCAlert App to provide disaster and emergency information.

“Communicating with the public is one of the most important aspects of emergency management,” EMA Director Spencer Hawkins said. “The development and release of the MBCAlert smartphone app adds another layer of clear and timely messaging to our other communication tools.”

The new app allows you to not only check the weather, river and lake levels, but you can also notify your friends or family of your location for safety reasons.

For more information on this article; https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/news

Survey on Sustainable Humanitarian Procurement

As a part of a EU-funded WORM project, we would like to collect opinions from the humanitarian sector and beyond on their perception of “sustainability”.
The results of this survey will be presented to the donors and to develop a framework for sustainable humanitarian procurement to utilize the procurement processes to embed sustainability in the sector. We are particularly interested in gathering the opinions from aid-receiving countries so their voices will be heard and reflected. 

Please take a moment to complete the survey by following this link:https://survey.zohopublic.eu/zs/ysBupE

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