Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies

Training Course
RedR Australia
23-28 Oct 2017
Australia (Dookie)
University of Melbourne, Dookie Campus

Logistics is at the heart of all emergency operations. It encompasses the movement of goods and equipment, the relocation of disaster-affected people, transfer of casualties and the movement of aid and relief workers and volunteers. Approximately 60 - 70% of funding in each emergency is spent on logistics, highlighting the need for effective and efficient systems. 

Providing humanitarian logistics training to local emergency response workers is an effective part of disaster preparedness planning which is a core part of disaster risk reduction. Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistics increase the risk that an extreme natural event will become a disaster as these can delay crucial aid to those affected by the event.

A country’s ranking on the World Risk Index is determined not just by its vulnerability to natural hazards but also by its capacity to cope. RedR Australia is committed to the increasing the localisation of humanitarian aid and building the capacity of local responders.

As part of our commitment, we are pleased to offer a number of fee-waived places on our upcoming internationally recognised humanitarian training course Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies to citizens of disaster-prone countries in the Indo-Pacific.

Course objectives:

  • Examine the humanitarian logistics system and the activities involved in a logistics operation

  • Understand logistics processes

  • Assess the sharing of information, tools and resources of an effective networking / collaboration between humanitarian agencies

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