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. On September 5, 163 metric tons of relief supplies arrived via air shipments, including 86 tons of high-energy biscuits, 30,000 blankets, 25,000 sleeping mats, and 1,000 solar lanterns. For example, in 2013, the organization provided Syrian refugees with in-kind transportation of 394 metric tons of food and supplies.