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Imagine that you are the Head of Logistics in Côte d’Ivoire, assigned to coordinate and manage an emergency operation which will deliver food assistance to over 220,000 people. There are many moving parts which must be coordinated, all the while considering the current instability of the country’s security situation.
As a volunteer at the Loyo Food Distribution Point (FDP) in central Turkana, Kenya, Amase has been distributing WFP food assistance to beneficiaries for 10 years. A native Kenyan, she found her way to the village of Loyo when fighting broke out in her hometown in Todonyang along the Kenyan/Ethiopian border, and she lost everything – including her husband.
Early in the morning on April 3rd, the first trucks start to arrive as the sun rises over the WFP Logistics Depot in Abéché, Chad.
He has an unassuming appearance. With a calm and serene disposition, and dressed in worn jeans with a rustic plaid button-down, you wouldn’t guess Peter Schaller to be the man behind WFP’s entire humanitarian aid effort of the intense Pakistan floods in August 2010. But his passion for the work he does and the people whose lives he works to save is undeniable.
Omar Ali, the former Logistics Coordinator for WFP Libya, was on vacation when WFP began mobilizing its expert logisticians to North Africa. He had just returned to Headquarters, fresh from holidays.
The impact of the South Sudan Road Project reaches far beyond delivering food aid. The vast majority of all commercial and humanitarian activities as well as the delivery of social services by the Government of Southern Sudan have directly benefited from the WFP roads programme. Here’s how.
Last year, we published several stories on the rehabilitation work at the Mogadishu port in Somalia. It is now a year later and despite the extremely volatile security situation, the challenges that are by now ‘par for the course’ in Somalia, much has been accomplished. Take a look.
The WFP Aviation Safety Unit once again proves that its efforts in reducing the risk of accidents and enhancing safety awareness are far reaching. Indeed efforts in the past have not gone unnoticed.
Several months ago we published a series here called ‘The Longest Road’. It was about the creation of 'wellness centres' along transport corridors in Southern Africa in an effort to reduce the impact of AIDS on the transport sector. WFP Logistics in DR Congo initiated the “Transporting Hope” project in 2009, and today, are celebrating the opening of the first wellness clinic in Lukala on the Matadi/Kinshasa corridor, established in collaboration with the North Star Alliance who manages the wellness clinics programme throughout Africa.
WFP Regional Port Captain, Michael Larkins, is involved in the discharge of fully loaded large ships at the seven main entry ports situated across the West Coast of Africa. Currently he is based in Cotonou, Benin, where he oversaw this summer’s massive port operations for landlocked Niger, some 800 km to the north. Last week, after 30 years of on-and-off collaboration with WFP, Michael covered the final leg and looked in the beneficiaries’ eyes.