Sustainability in Humanitarian Logistics—Why and How?

Matthias Klumpp, Sander de Leeuw, Alberto Regattieri, Robert de Souza

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Concepts in humanitarian logistics have been a field of increasing interest as well as research and publication activities in the last decade, especially triggered by the response and logistics failures of the 2004 Haiti earthquake. Since then, many things have changed, inside humanitarian organizations (NGOs) with more professional logistics management and preparedness concepts as well as within government organizations, namely the UN organizations with the OCHA coordination effort in order to improve global alignment of humanitarian logistics assets and processes. Also, logistics research has contributed largely to the new professional development of humanitarian logistics, i.e. by transferring and adapting concepts from business logistics to the humanitarian sector or applying many field and case studies in order to understand the specific requirements and conditions in the field better.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHumanitarian Logistics and Sustainability
EditorsM. Klumpp, S. de Leeuw, A. Regattieri, R. de Souza
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9783319154558
ISBN (Print)9783319154541
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Logistics
ISSN (Print)2194-8917
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8925


  • Disaster Management
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Victim
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • United Nations


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