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There is limited available storage capacity in the country and the existing structures usually need rehabilitation and repairs. In Conakry city, it is difficult to find any suitable warehouses of big capacity and in good condition inside the city premises. Transporters and Freight Forwarding companies usually have some storage capacity. During the Ebola crisis, WFP deployed Mobile Storage Units in the country for the special operation of common services / Logistics Cluster by establishing three logistics bases with the main one in Conakry near the Gbessia International Airport, one in Nzérékoré and the third one in Kissidougou. These three logistics bases provided storage facilities to all humanitarian and governmental actors involved in the Ebola response. In some localities, there isn’t any structure that can be used as storage facility while in other places maybe an old cinema theatre could serve as temporary storage facility. 

For information on storage contacts, please see the following link: 4.6 Guinea Storage and Milling Company Contact List

Commercial Storage

Limited commercial storage exists in the country. It might be time consuming to find a suitable warehouse especially in the remote areas. 

Location

Owner

Available for Rent

Capacity
mt / m² / m³

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Boké

Diallo

Yes

5,000 m³

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Conakry

UMS

Yes

1,600 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Conakry

AMA

Yes

3,000 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

N’zérékoré

CTC

Yes

1,000 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

N’zérékoré

Alpha Transport

Yes

2,500 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

N’zérékoré

SMG

No (currently occupied by Logistics Base)

451 m² /1,514 m³

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Macenta

Sodé fils

Yes

800 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Guéckedou

Leno Transport

Yes

200 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Guéckedou

Transport Kourouma

Yes

390 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Guéckedou

UTC

Yes

3 x 100 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Debele

Ama Africa

Yes

36,000 m²

Open Storage

Flat

Appears intact


[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

 

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

Humanitarian organizations use their own storage facility, either a warehouse or in the empty rooms in their offices. During the Ebola crisis, the humanitarian organizations opted to use the storage facilities provided by the WFP Special Operation of Common Services & Logistics Cluster. In order to provide suitable storage capacity for the Ebola Response, WFP Common Services/Logistics Cluster established three Logistics bases: Main Logistics Base (MLB) next to Conakry airport and two Forward Logistics Bases (FLB) in Kissidougou and N’Zérékoré. In addition to that, WFP Common Services/ Logistics Cluster provided Mobile Storage Units (MSU) to the humanitarian organizations including transport and erecting the MSU in different locations upon request. There are forwarding companies offering services in stock management but this option was not used by the humanitarian organizations as the main preferences is to run their own facilities. The major humanitarian organizations storing items in the country are the Pharmacy Central de Guinée (PCG), World Health Organization, UNICEF and WFP for both food and non-food items. Most of the items are Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), preventive materials against Ebola and food. The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) is currently supporting the Guinean Red Cross by financing the establishment of a new headquarters for the Guinean Red Cross that could serve as a main logistics base for their activities. During the Ebola response, WFP Common Services supported the Pharmacy Central de Guinea (PCG) with storage facilities and transport.

Location

Organization

Sharing Possibility
(Yes / No)

Capacity
mt / m² / m³

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Conakry

WFP

Yes

8,000 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Forécariah

WFP

Yes

700 mt

Rub-hall

Flat

Appears intact

Labe

WFP

Yes

1,300 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Boke

WFP

Yes

350 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Kankan (2 locations)

WFP

Yes

1,750 mt
900 mt

Rub-hall

Flat

Appear intact

Guekedou

WFP

Yes

2,500 mt

Concrete & Rubhalls

Raised/siding

Appears intact

Seredou

WFP

Yes

1,500 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Nzérékoré

WFP

Yes

6,000 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Kissidougou

WFP

Yes

2,000 mt

Rubhalls

Flat

Appears intact

Conakry

WFP/ MLB

Yes

5,692 m² / 8,244 m³

Rubhalls

Flat

Appear intact

Kissidougou

WFP/ FLB

Yes

1,008 m² / 3,024 m³

Rubhalls

Flat

Appears intact

N’zérékoré

WFP/ FLB

Yes

2,199 m² / 4,714 m³

Rubhalls

Flat

Appears intact

Conakry

WHO

Yes

300 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Kountia

WFP

Yes

2,000 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Nzerekore

UNHCR / ACOR

n/a

1,455 mt

Concrete and Rubhalls

Flat

Appears intact

Koundara

WFP

Yes

150 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Goual

WFP

Yes

200 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

 

Public Sector Storage

There is some some public storage available to be used by  humanitarian organizations in different locations in Guinea if the request and the need are formulated to the local authorities. The best option is to directly contact the prefet/mayor of the locality who will help in identifying the available warehouses or locations. Most of these storage locations will need some rehabilitation and repairs. 

Location

Ministry / Agency

Use Possibility
(Yes / No)

Capacity
mt / m² / m³

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Kerouané

Direction Préfectoral de la Jeunesse

Yes

1,500 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Dinguiraye

Direction Préfectoral de l’Education

Yes

1,300 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intract

Mandiana

Direction Préfectoral de l’Education

Yes

1,600 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Siguiri

Direction Préfectoral de l’Education

Yes

1,200 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Guéckedou

Ministry of Agriculture

Yes

500 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Seredou

Ministry of Agriculture

Yes

1,000 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Kissidougou

Government (ancient cinema hall)

Yes

500 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Nzérékoré

Government (ancient Saw-mill)

Yes

3,500 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears Damaged

Nzérékoré

Government (ancient Saw-mill)

Yes

2,500 mt

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Guéckedou

DPS

Yes

1,000 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Nzérékoré

DRS

n/a

810 m³

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Nzérékoré

PCG

n/a

600 m³

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

 

Cold Chain

There are not many cold chain facilities in the country. WFP Common Service/Logistics Cluster is deploying 6 Reefer containers at the Main Logistics Base in Conakry, 2 Reefer containers in Forward Logistics Base in N’zérékoré and 2 others in Kissidougou’s Forward Logistics. All the containers are 40’ containers. The Programme Elargie de Vaccination ‘PEV’ located in the PCG premises has cold chain facilities in Conakry and in the country as shown in the table here below. Their actual capacity satisfies their actual needs even though in some cases when there is a major vaccination campaign they find themselves relying on other structures to provide them with temporary storage. In 2015 – 2017 the PEV will be supported by DAVI and many of their installations will be renewed in 2016 which is the first phase of the project. In the second phase, the 4 PEV trucks will be replaced with new ones.

Location

Organisation / Owner

Type [1]

Cooling /  Power [2]

Quantity

Total Capacity

Condition

Conakry

WFP

Container

Compression

6

300 m³

Appears intact

Kissidougou

WFP

Container

Compression

2

100 m³

Appears intact

N’zérékoré

WFP

Container

Compression

2

100 m³

Appears intact

Conakry

PEV

Cold Room Positive

Compression

5

115 m³

Appears intact

Conakry

PEV

Cold Room Negative

Compression

1

20 m³

Appears intact

Conakry

PEV

Refrigerator

Absorption

10

1.69 m³

Appears intact

Conakry

PEV

Freezer

Absorption

6

0.870 m³

Appears intact

N’zérékoré

PEV

Cold Room Positive

Compression

1

20 m³

Appears intact

Kankan

PEV

Cold Room Positive

Compression

1

20 m³

Appears intact

Labé

PEV

Cold Room Positive

Compression

1

20 m³

Appears intact

8 Regions

PEV

Refrigerator & Freezer

Compression

8

1.76 m³

Appears intact

38 districts

PEV

Refrigerator & Freezer

Solar

38

2.66 m³

Appears intact

370 Health Centers

PEV

Refrigerator & Freezer

Solar

370

18.5 m³

Appears intact

40 Health Centers

PEV

Refrigerator & Freezer

Absorption

40

2 m³

Need to be replaced


[1] Cold Room Positive, Cold Room Negative, Refrigerator, Freezer,

[2] Compression, Absorption, Solar, Other, unspecified