Logistics Cluster Field-Based Preparedness

from World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster
Published on 05 Jul 2019 View Original


Investing in preparedness saves time, lives and money during emergency response and reduces the need for international mobilisation. Recent studies show supply chains account for an average of 73% of humanitarian response costs. Additionally, research on past emergencies shows preparedness logistics investments can save seven euros or more per euro invested during the emergency response, and reduce maximum lead-times to reach the affected population by between 16-38 days, speeding up the delivery of critical humanitarian cargo.

As part of its strategy and mandate given by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the Logistics Cluster seeks to utilise its experience, expertise and wide network of partners to strengthen national logistics capacity, and promote a shared methodology towards logistics preparedness.