The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis
OCTOBER 16, 2015
According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. A crisis of this magnitude creates a mind-boggling supply chain and logistics challenge. Relief agencies normally spend as much as 80% of their proceeds on logistics and supply chain. For example, in 2013, the organization provided Syrian refugees with in-kind transportation of 394 metric tons of food and supplies.