Logistical support is crucial to the effectiveness and speed of response for major humanitarian programs, such as movements of people, distribution of food and non-food items, infrastructure rehabilitation, construction, shelter, health, water-sanitation, etc.
It covers from the supply and stock management to transport/dispatch related matters, customs clearances, insurances, vehicles registration, inventory/assets management tasks including rental properties and maintenance.
It seeks to identify mission's major logistical/procurement needs providing relevant services and constructive recommendations through analysis and proper planning mechanisms.
Both procurement and transport are key elements to any emergency programme. They also help to analyze and track the goods through the supply chain as well as the cost-effective and timely support provided.