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The Long Journey to South Sudan

Moving nearly 30,000 metric tonnes of food from the US to the remote regions of South Sudan is no easy task. To preposition it before the April rainy season is requiring not only intense logistics planning, but also hard work to overcome unforeseen challenges. As a Logistics Officer based in Ethiopia, Mike explains the context, detailing the small amount of time WFP has to bring in food to assist nearly 120,000 refugees in this area of the country.

 

'Moving House' for a U.N. Peacekeeping Mission

The largest logistics service provision contract in WFP’s history is nearly complete. Over the course of nearly two years, WFP has helped to move over 3,000 pieces of heavy equipment, containers and vehicles for a large U.N. peacekeeping mission – an effort that has spanned four East African countries and crossed the waters of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

The Art of Repairing Your Truck Fast in DRC

What do you do when your truck breaks down — the only one that can steer through the cratered tracks, thick mud and dense jungle that defines driving in DRC — and the spare parts you need are located a continent away?

WFP Syria: Delivery at Dawn

Reaching Syrian refugees has been a collaborative effort by the entire humanitarian community. WFP is working with partners to ensure delivery of vital assistance, and Zaatari Camp in Jordan is one of these examples.

 

The Somalia ‘Time Charter’ Vessel Fills a Critical Humanitarian Gap

In times of an emergency where speed is of the essence, the ability to move humanitarian cargo to the most vulnerable communities is paramount.
 

Photo Gallery: WFP and Renault Trucks Together on a Road Trip

WFP and Renault Trucks have teamed up to enhance WFP’s fleet capacities in Eastern Africa. WFP mechanics in various countries will learn about advanced truck repair and maintenance from Renault Truck experts. Maintaining WFP’s own fleet of heavy duty and all-terrain trucks helps us deliver life-saving food to the most remote and inaccessible places.

South Sudan: Reaching the Unreachable

 WFP has to mobilise the country's road, river and air networks to reach the most remote places in the world's newest country.

Responding to an 'Emergency' at the Logistics Response Team Training

The water is out again. No showers! Who knows if this a coincidence, or perhaps a part of the simulation? We can’t be sure; the scenario has to be realistic as possible... In the fictitious country of Brindland, a natural disaster has devastated the population, damaged infrastructure, and in some cases, has cut off the humanitarian community from getting aid to the most remote and hard-to-reach populations.

UPS Supports WFP Emergency Response in DRC

On December 3rd, WFP air support staff in Entebbe, Uganda, welcomed a UPS-donated flight carrying 92mt of High Energy Biscuits (HEBs). These will go to assist vulnerable populations uprooted by conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Teaching the nuts and bolts of truck repair in Juba

A whiteboard sits in the middle of a shipping container that’s been converted into a classroom. On it is a list of words: ‘Relay, Battery, Sensor, Alternator, Fuse, Starter.’ A group of students watches and listens as two teachers explain the intricacies and understandings of how currents travel through a truck engine.