Humanitarian Logistics

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) INTRODUCTION
2) KEY OBJECTIVES
3) HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS ADOPTED BY WFP
a) SHIPPING
b) AVIATION
c) SURFACE TRANSPORT
4) EMERGENCY RESPONSE
5) DISASTERS RELEIF EMERGENCY FUNDS (DREF)
d) UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE DEPOTS IN DUBAI UAE 6) THE LOGISTICS ENVIRONMENT OF DUBAI
a) AIR PORT AND FREE ZONE AREA
b) LEGAL FRAMEWORK
c) INFORMATION ABOUT OPERATIONS
i. IMPORTS
ii. DOCUMENTATIONS FOR IMPORTS
iii. EXPORTS
iv. DOCUMENTATIONS FOR EXPORTS
7) INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES v. IFRC OBJECTIVES
vi. LOGISTICS APPRAOCH

8) SOFTWARE FOR HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS
9) CONCLUSION
10) REFERENCES

SUMMARY

This
report mainly focuses on the humanitarian logistics followed by different organizations. The humanitarian organizations adopt different strategies to help the affected areas. This all can be done by the best utilization of supply chain management procedures to overcome the difficulties and complications on the way to promote humanitarian practices. The UNHRD, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and DREF promotes the humanitarian relief programs throughout the world with their best logistics activities with their expertise. They have distribution centers in different areas to cover the disasters area in the whole world. If these humanitarian organizations facing any problems then how they deal with it and what are the measurements they have to adopt to build the supply chain management faster and more optimistically in the future. Being ruling all over the world by these major organizations, Dubai places an important role for these organizations to cover the Middle East and Asian countries. How they get different aids and donations to Dubai and how they transfer these goods to different places, all the steps are shown in this report. It also provides the progress of knowledge for the expertise to work in the future upon the concept. The consequences of this report focus on the outline of supply chain management solutions to triumph over the logistical practices during relief operations

HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS
1. INTRODUCTION
Humanitarian Logistics emphasizes on the significance of logistics with respect to provide aid to the affected areas as well as to keep their disaster management operations on the successful tract. It clearly shows the different designs of the system of logistics and the co-ordination which is mandatory for the logistics agencies. Humanitarian operations logistics is required to procure, store and distribute supplies for the support of beneficiaries. In order to make it effectively humanitarian logistics must coordinate with other actors and be considered throughout the duration of humanitarian operations. This essay will see the sights how humanitarian logistics information systems can:

1. Integrate logistics units into the broader humanitarian supply chain throughout the organization.

2. Enhance logistics activities and provide continuous support across the preparedness, response, transition, recovery and mitigation phases of disaster management cycle.

3. Create new possibilities for collaboration between humanitarian organizations.

In these ways humanitarian logistics information systems can also improve the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian operations. DEFINITIONS
Humanitarian logistics is a branch of logistics which specializes in organizing the delivery and warehousing of supplies during natural disasters or complex emergencies to the affected area and people (Source Wikkipedia) Humanitarian logistics is an increasingly popular term that is being bandied about in the nonprofit world as a result of the many disasters the world has been experiencing and the coverage these disasters have been getting. Humanitarian logistics can be defined as the...
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