This August, I’m working in Cairo, functioning as an Information Management Officer in the Logistics Cluster for Libya. The Logistics Cluster, led by WFP, coordinates logistics support for the humanitarian community in emergencies. It is basically a group of organisations working together to improve the effectiveness of relief response. In every Cluster there’s someone who takes care of information management; keeping track of all actions and situations and feeding them back into the right channels.
On our way to the distribution points, far into the rural areas of Sindh, the devastation left behind by the floods became more and more visible. It is incredible that, two months after the flood, large parts of Sindh are still under water. Some roads are hardly accessible, which means that trucks / cars / buses / donkeys / camels get stuck in the mud and there’s chaos all over the place.