The UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Accra is located within the Kotoka International Airport and is strategically placed to support emergency preparedness and response for the West and Central African regions. The refurbishment of this depot was completed in 2014 and was generously made available by the Government of Ghana.
In efforts to improve environmental sustainability and with support from Irish Aid, a 24kW photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the office building to provide the daytime electrical needs of the office. Furthermore, solar panels were installed to provide hot water in the washrooms.
In 2014, it also hosted the headquarters for the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), and Partners using the depot included: ACF, Cooperazione Italia, Irish Aid, JICA, ShelterBox, UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO.
Last year, the Accra depot dispatched 1017 MT on behalf of 9 Partners, supporting humanitarian interventions in 25 countries. The total value of these goods was USD 4.8 million.