WFP and Logistics Companies Join Forces to Prepare Countries for Disaster Response

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WFP and Logistics Companies Join Forces to Prepare Countries for Disaster Response

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Press Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 4:37pm

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Dakar - January 24, 2012 - Humanitarian organizations and the world’s leading logistics companies have teamed up to conduct the first in a series of assessments to help countries strengthen their ability to respond to emergencies.

A.P. Moller-Maersk and UPS joined the Logistics Cluster, led by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), to undertake a Logistics Capacity Assessment in Nigeria, which focused on potential natural disasters and pandemics. Future assessments around the world will build on the results of this pilot project.
The Logistics Capacity Assessment examined standard logistics components such as roads, bridges, ports and airports, as well as issues such as milling capacity, quarantine procedures and telecoms infrastructure. The assessment also mapped out disaster contingency plans, including for the movement of goods and supplies into and throughout the country. The lessons learned from these scenarios could be life-saving in the case of a disaster or pandemic.

Read more on humanitarian efforts in Nigeria.

 

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