Logistics Support

Logistics support in OCHA encompasses:

  1. Maintaining an equipment reserve for OCHA field deployment and making use of internal pre-positioned equipment, thanks to external partners' support. Partnerships are explored with Member States, WFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, NGOs and the private sector in relation to providing adequate equipment.
  2. Facilitating the relationship and cooperation between OCHA’s corporate partner, Deutsche Post-DHL, and the Logistics Cluster in relation to providing airport-handling teams during humanitarian relief operations.
  3. Ensuring, in cooperation with a number of donor governments, the adequate and timely provision of  non-food items to relief operation. The aim is to contribute to the facilitation and coordination of international in-kind assistance. Emergency relief items are located in the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot.
  4. Maintaining close relationships with the World Customs Organisation and IFRC to initiate discussions with Member States, and promote the implementation of customs-facilitation measures for importing emergency relief items. The Logistics Cluster and OCHA offices are key players.
  5. Ensuring, in partnership with the Logistics Cluster, the overall management of the global mapping of emergency stockpiles. This maps the capacities and resources of humanitarian actors to respond to the needs of affected populations in emergencies.


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