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  • 1. LOGISTICS The Swiss Red Cross is member of the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
  • 2. International and Swiss Red Cross Logistic HUBS Regional Logistic Unit (RLU) in Panama, Dubai & Kuala Lumpur Swiss Red Cross Switzerland Bern, Emergency stock for 1000 families IFRC HQ, Geneva ICRC HQ, Geneva IFRC & Swiss Red Cross Dubai, Emergency Stock for 1000 families Swiss Red Cross Accra, Emergency stock for 1000 families IFRC & Swiss Red Cross Kuala Lumpur, Emergency stock for 1000 families IFRC & Swiss Red Cross Panama Emergency stock for 1000 families - 3 RLU‘s; Logistics coordination and focal point by natural disaster
  • 3. Simplified example of the Red Cross/Crescent disaster logistic process 2. Deployment of local and international assessment teams 3. Deployment of international emergency response instruments to support the national society (like Logistics ERU, WATSAN ERU) 4. Launch of the mobilization table (request of relief items) 7. Collecting data’s and managing of international aid 8. Logistic instruction to national societies 10. Proof of delivery and reception to national societies 5. Announcement of support type 6. Request of tracking number for relief goods 9. Transmit support according instructions 1. Request for Support RLU, Panama
  • 4. The Swiss Red Cross has a key responsibility in logistics for international Red Cross/Crescent emergency operations
  • 5. RED CROSS EMERGENCY SET-UP LOGISTICS Request for Support Deployment Order Request for Support Deployment Order 186 National Societies 3 – 5 Months Logistic Support
  • 6. Behind the LOGISTICS ERU Logistician -Experienced professional logistician from private enterprises and Red Cross -willing and able to work under unknown and hardest conditions -approval of the employer -willing to attend annually a training course -multi lingual Responsible for the Logistics ERU -selection of the pool member -annual training for the pool member -deployment -relationship with all stakeholders -evaluation and development of the ERU -Funding LOGISTICS
    • What is the Logistics ERU?
    • Group of 30 professional logisticians
    • Equipped to work 1 month autonomously
    • -Ready for deployment during 4 months
    • Ready to deploy within 72hours
    • under direct command of the IFRC/ICRC
  • 7. Main Logistic Purpose of the Swiss Red Cross 2. Analysis of overall logistics capacities 3. Implementation of Red Cross standards for all logistics processes relating to tracking, transport, customs, procurement, air operations, warehousing and planning during the emergency operation.
    • 1. Supply chain management in emergency context
      • (Port of entry to Point of Distribution)
    4. Must be fully independent of any outside resources for the first month 5. Responsible to train local workforce in logistics to be within 3 – 5 month capable of working independently and without international assistance in logistics
  • 8. Main Logistic Tasks
    • Reception & Forwarding of Relief Goods
  • 9. Main Logistic Tasks
    • Evaluate the storage capacity within the deployment area
  • 10. Main Logistic Tasks
    • Recruitment & Training of local staff
  • 11. Main Logistic Tasks
    • Establish links, cooperation and communication
  • 12. The End