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OOPS! We did it again!!!

 Many organisations share the need to make knowledge available where Internet connectivity is a challenge.  So what's the solution? OOPS!

Championing Aviation Safety

The second annual LOG.LEO Awards ceremony took place on 31 March at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.  Each year, the LOG LEO awards are given to people who are in the logistics/transport business.  This year, one of WFP's own took home one of the awards.

The Longest Road - Part III of III

Part I and Part II

It was in early 2005, with the support of global shipping giant TNT and the Moving The World Programme, Robin's team was quickly able to get people on the ground and enter the final phase of the process. It is not always easy to establish a new program in a country but luckily they had buy in from the Malawian Ministry of Health and the help of a skilled individual who had experience working in Malawi. Seconded to them was logistics specialist, Alastair Cook, who had previously helped establish a school feeding project for WFP. Upon his arrival he wasted no time putting the pieces together to get the project rolling.

The Longest Road - Part II of III

Robin Landis was first introduced to Paul's activities while working as a consultant to the United Nation's World Food Programme. Working off a call to action from Secretary General Kofi Anan to all UN agencies to step up a concerted effort to curb the AIDS epidemic, Robin was heavily engaged in determining how best to tackle the problem as it pertained to WFP beneficiaries and staff members. It became clear to Robin that WFP’s response had to not only address HIV programmatically and in the workplace but also find a way to prevent HIV from taking its toll on the contract drivers who  “were falling through the cracks”.

The Longest Road - Part I of III

The longest road in Africa runs from north to south, east to west and cuts through the hearts and lives of truckers and sex workers across the continent. It is a trail of tears and a trail of hope. The truck stops that were once hotbeds of AIDS/HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have now become centers for healing thanks to the efforts of a small team of individuals that have worked tirelessly to stop the transmission of HIV in Africa. This is the story of that small team and lives of those they have impacted.

The Logistics Operational Guide (LOG)

The Logistics Cluster, for which WFP is the lead agency, recently worked with a wide range of partner organisations to launch a new tool for the benefit of the humanitarian logistics community. The Logistics Operational Guide, referred to as the LOG is a consolidation of humanitarian logistics information covering a wide range of logistics activities, definitions, practical application of logistics concepts, right through to information on how to facilitate an exit of staff and equipment from an operation. Though still a work in progress, the LOG offers up a wealth of information.

WFP's UNHAS Transports Emergency Telecoms Team To The Remote Mountains Of Ile De La Gonave, Haiti

I arrived at the air base at 0730 for an 0830 departure on board a Bell 212 helicopter operated by Evergreen Aviation and chartered by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS). I was traveling with one of WFP's emergency ICT teams, also known as a Fast IT and Emergency Telecommunications and Support (FITTEST) team, who were on their way to install a repeater at the top of a mountain on the Ile de la Gonave. The island is sparsely populated and lies approximately 75kms West-North-West of Port-au-Prince.

The Clinton Foundation Trucks

They are big and yellow and covered with Penske stickers. The 20 International Durastar 4300 series trucks donated by the Clinton Foundation rest between runs in a massive warehouse complex not far from where I sit in Log Base. However, they stay idle only for a few minutes before they are tasked again and loaded with tents, latrines, rice and beans.

WFP Shipping Brings Life To Haiti's Once Devastated Port-Au-Prince Port

WFP Shipping has worked tirelessly to help bring Haiti's ports back online. Port-au-Prince port, where 90% of all seaborne container traffic arrives in Haiti, is once again running smoothly thanks to the efforts of the team. WFP has now also successfully docked the first passenger vessels in 35 years at the port's South Pier. The Sea Voyager and Ola Esmeralda, both WFP chartered vessels, arrived yesterday at the south pier.