Our donor community includes the governments of both host and non‑host countries and intergovernmental organizations.
Through our services we support their emergency preparedness and response efforts, while their generous support ensures that we are able to provide standard services, including storage, free of charge. Our donors also work alongside members of the WFP Executive Board as part of the UNHRD Group of Friends, raising awareness of our work across the humanitarian community.

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European Union

The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) at the European Commission has been a donor and strategic partner since 2007. Over the years, in addition to contributing to the set up of our Network and to its running costs, they established strategic stockpiles across our hubs. Under the European Humanitarian Response Capacity, the EU mobilize these stocks to emergency responses and makes them free of charge and covers their transport for the benefit of the wider humanitarian partner community, including through our supply chain solutions.    

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The Government of Ghana generously hosts our hub in Accra which became operational in 2007 and since then has been critical in enabling emergency preparedness and response efforts in Western Africa, including by hosting the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) during the first months of its operation in 2014 - 2015, and across the African continent. 

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The Government of Ireland has been one of our key non-host donor countries since 2006, contributing to our expansion from one hub to a global network. Ireland was instrumental in the completion of our facilities in Accra, has continuously contributed to running costs of our Network and supported strategic initiatives to improve our efficiency and effectiveness. Through Irish Aid, they also rely on our supply chain solutions for their emergency preparedness and response efforts.

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The Government of Italy is a longstanding supporter of UNHRD and the first country to host a UNHRD depot, kindly providing the premises for the Brindisi hub since its inception in 2000. With generous yearly contributions, Italy supports the Brindisi hub as the backbone of UNHRDs global response, relying on it for emergency operations and stock prepositioning.

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Thanks to the Government of Malaysia’s generous support, the UNHRD Kuala Lumpur hub was built in 2012. Malaysia continues to provide valuable annual contributions to UNHRD and is a key player in supporting capacity development activities undertaken in the region.

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The government of Panama is a host country for UNHRD and generously contributes to the operating costs of the Panama depot.

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Since 2013, Switzerland has been a regular and generous supporter of the UNHRD network. They provide yearly financial contributions and, thanks to a stand-by partnership agreement, have seconded experienced staff to work with UNHRD. Switzerland’s support allows UNHRD to better serve the humanitarian community, by helping improve operational effectiveness in the six hubs and diversifying the services offered to UNHRD’s partners.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a longstanding supporter of UNHRD, having generously contributed to the set-up of the network. Today, they kindly provide the facilities for the Dubai hub within the International Humanitarian City (IHC) and contribute to its operating costs. In addition, the IHC regularly provides support during emergency operations, such as facilitating airlifts.z