UNHRD’s Panama depot is currently located in a warehouse facility at the Panama Pacifico Airport. It predominately services the Latin American and Caribbean regions. The depot is being made temporarily available by the Government of Panama, and will move to the planned Regional Logistic Centre for Humanitarian Assistance upon inauguration, which is planned for 2017.
The UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Panama plays a leading role in emergency preparedness and response for Latin America and the Caribbean, and is generously made available by the Government of Panama. In February 2014, when torrential rains caused severe flooding and landslides across Bolivia, UNHRD Panama dispatched 135 MT (worth USD$900,000) of equipment and relief items on behalf of six humanitarian partners.
In 2015, Partners using UNHRD’s Panama depot included: AECID, CASCOS BLANCOS, KOICA, SHELTER BOX, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO. In 2015, the Panama depot dispatched 149 MT of emergency supplies (worth USD 0.9 million) which supported humanitarian interventions in 33 countries.