UNHRD’s Las Palmas de Gran Canaria depot – situated on Spain’s island of Gran Canaria – is located inside the port of Las Palmas and close to Gando Airport. It was built in 2009 and was made available to UNHRD by the Government of Spain.
In 2014, the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Las Palmas was inaugurated as the latest addition to the UNHRD Network. It supported the World Food Programme’s Ebola response operations by serving as a transshipment and staging area, as well as dispatching emergency equipment via sea to Guinea. The Las Palmas depot is generously made available by the Government of Spain.
In 2015, the Las Palmas depot dispatched 105 MT of emergency supplies on behalf of three Partners and supported humanitarian interventions in three countries. The total value of goods dispatched was USD 0.7 million.