Logenix operates OFDA’s disaster relief stockpile warehouse in Dubai, performing highly specialized record-keeping procedures and organizing high volumes of material for international shipment. Logenix manages the daily operations for all goods coming into and out of the warehouse and all service requirements for the fleet of USAID vehicles. The warehouse stockpiles various items intended for relief in the event of natural disaster or civil/political turmoil. Items include wool blankets, plastic sheeting for shelters, water filtration units, collapsible water bladders, hygiene kits, water purification tablets, and other disaster relief commodities.
In response to the mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone that affected up to 10,000 residents, Logenix immediately responded after the disaster within hours and was the first on the ground to provide local hospitals with emergency medical supplies. Additionally, after requests from the Ministry of Health, Logenix continued a supply chain of additional medicines and essential supplies to all hospitals in need, that were treating impacted citizens as a result of the disaster. The immediate relief efforts were fraught with logistical constraints including meeting tight timelines and negotiating congested roads, as a result of the disaster.
In the wake of the tsunami in Japan, Logenix arranged for dual cargo and passenger flights to return immediate responders from the Fairfax County Fire Department and their equipment to the US. The first responders to the disaster brought with them 32 tons of rescue equipment and medical supplies for urban search and rescue operations. Given the proximity of the search and rescue locations to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, extra attention was given in order to bring home the equipment along with the Fairfax County First Responders. To clear the equipment of radioactivity concerns, Logenix interfaced with the airlines’ Automated Manifest System (AMS).
In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Logenix was one of the first logistics providers sending relief to the country. Logenix executed a multi-route Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) charterÂ delivery to transport 3.2 million cases of Infant Formula within days of the disastrous earthquake. Other emergency shipments included construction equipment, makeshift shelters and plastic tarps, medical supplies, wool blankets and other donated items.
Since 2002, Logenix received, inspected, repackaged, and consolidated hundreds of door-to-door shipments from 12 different countries bound for Iraq, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan on an ex-works basis. Shipments included de-mining equipment, dog food, marking tape, uniforms, boots, and highly trained German Shepherds. Logenix also managed the shipment and later repatriation of a RHINO mine clearing vehicle to Azerbaijan. RHINO is a large remote controlled operated vehicle that was assigned to detect and clear mines in areas affected by conflicts in the Caucasus Region.
Within days of Hurricane Stan in Guatemala, Logenix arranged for a Boeing 747 charter from Miami, Florida loaded with urgently needed hygiene kits and medical supplies to the affected areas. Additionally, Logenix arranged for the immediate delivery of relief supplies such as plastic sheeting for temporary shelters to ease the impact of the destroyed homes. Despite severely damaged infrastructure, Logenix ensured the immediate delivery of relief supplies.
Logenix sourced and supplied disaster relief materials from the Logenix operated USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) warehouse in Dubai. Furthermore, to combat the huge demand for supplies needed in response to the earthquake, Logenix chartered flights full of supplies from Miami to areas destroyed by the earthquake. In order to manage the large need of relief Logenix arranged an expert cost savings combination of scheduled and air charter service. Logenix rapidly delivering 10,500 Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) to Islamabad for distribution into the earthquake disaster area.
Logenix shipped and delivered supplies which include IT equipment and vehicles to offices in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe. FEWS NET provides objective, evidence-based analysis to help government decision-makers and relief agencies plan for and respond to acute food insecurity and humanitarian crises.
Logenix reacted quickly to redirect medical supplies to the Sumatran city of Medan after the Tsunami and subsequent earthquake in 2004. In response to the disaster Logenix sent malaria spraying equipment to combat the spread of mosquito-borne diseases as a result of the nature of the disaster. Despite the destruction of infrastructure across such a large area, Logenix was able to deliver much-needed supplies to the affected areas.
Logenix’s expertise operating in politically unstable and volatile environments was essential in effectively providing relief to mitigate a humanitarian disaster. Over a three-week period, Logenix operated on a 24/7 basis organizing shipments the town of Al-Fashir in Darfur. Logenix organized and loaded 12 air charter filled with of 500,000 pounds of tents, generators and freshwater bladders. These supplies brought much needed relief to the increasingly dire Darfur refugee situation.