Kuala Lumpur is centrally located in Asia within close proximity to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Subang International Airport, and Port Klang. The depot was built in 2012 and was made available to UNHRD by the Government of Malaysia.
The UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Kuala Lumpur supports in emergency preparedness and response in Asia. In addition to procuring, storing and rapidly dispatching items on behalf of humanitarian partners, it also hosts a variety of trainings that provide participants with first-hand, practical emergency response experience. The depot was built in 2012 and is generously made available by the Government of Malaysia.
In 2015, Partners using UNHRD’s Kuala Lumpur depot included: ASEAN, Australian Aid, Irish Aid, JICA, Mercy Malaysia, ShelterBox, UNDP, UNFPA, WFP, and WHO, World Vision International. In 2015, the Kuala Lumpur depot dispatched 570 MT of emergency supplies (worth USD 3.1 million) which supported humanitarian interventions in 10 countries.
UNHRD Kuala Lumpur’s training center caters for a maximum of 50 participants and is fully equipped with video conferencing facilities, LCD projectors, AV equipment and wi-fi.