The CDEMA Coordinating Unit has been working assiduously since the COVID-19 outbreak in the Caribbean to assist its participating states.

What is the Covid-19
Integrated Regional Logistics Hub?

The Integrated Regional Logistics Hub (IRLH) was established by CDEMA to act as the primary repository and trans-shipment point for COVID-19 related relief supplies and aid the coordination of humanitarian logistics. CAD$401,359 was re-allocated by the Government of Canada from the Targeted Support to CDEMA project, towards the establishment and operations of the regional hub.

Where direct delivery to Participating States is not feasible or cost efficient, items donated or procured under regional arrangements are delivered to the IRLH located in Barbados. It comprises two main components:
  • The Sea Bridge (The Barbados Port Inc.)
  • The Air Bridge (The Grantley Adams International Airport)
The hub facilitates logistical planning throughout all stages of the humanitarian supply chain. The IRLH is an integrated solution, involving multi-modal logistics and a multi-sectoral coordination mechanism, all interconnected and operating as one system.

The development of logistics facilities in conjunction with transportation hubs is an important element of humanitarian relief operations. Logistics facilities such as the IRLH are critical in the sorting, organization, storage, coordination and transportation of COVID-19 related relief supplies for national, sub-regional and regional transit.

The IRLH is envisioned to be a legacy project, beyond COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


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