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Alex Quarcoo Agbebianu's Mission in Brazzaville

07/11/2018 - 10:42

For more than 10 years, Alex Quarcoo Agbebianu has been working hard behind the scenes as a storekeeper in UNHRD Accra. He is in charge of all the outbound shipments- that means making sure that items move out of the warehouse smoothly, are handled and loaded correctly, whether on a truck on an...

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Spain takes over from Italy Chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD

06/20/2018 - 10:30

The Italian Government handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD to the Spanish Government on 18 June 2018. Also promoted by the Government of Panama, the event was the opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of UNHRD. Launched in 2015 by the Italian Government, the Group...

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Rapid Response Team stepping up efforts in Nigeria

01/31/2017 - 13:29

Photos: WFP/UNHRD   After the worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, back in mid-December five UNHRD’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) members were sent to support the humanitarian operations in some of the most extremely unstable areas in the North-east of the country, namely Borno,...

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Norway's support in fostering innovation in preparedness and emergency response

12/23/2016 - 08:37

Photo: WFP/UNHRD Thank you to Norway once again for the continued support to UNHRD. Norway is one of the UNHRD’s key donors, and since the Network’s inception has been invaluable in its expansion, helping to sustain its worldwide operations, and contributing to building relief item stockpiles in...

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“Hubs of Hope” – Italian Ambassador takes WFP’s mandate for managing the UNHRD Network to another level

11/22/2016 - 15:23

All photos: WFP/Antonello Nusca Italy has long been an avid supporter and Partner of the UNHRD Network, and their outstanding efforts were again in play last week: the Italian Government hosted the second “Group of Friends of UNHRD” event during last week’s WFP Executive Board session while at...

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In the eye of the hurricane. Responding to Matthew in the Caribbean.

11/07/2016 - 16:20

For more pics, check our photogallery. One month on, 17 Partners moved 430MT, from Dubai and Panama hubs, of shelter, hygiene kits, medical equipment, blankets, cooking sets, water purification units, tarpaulins, and mosquito nets worth 2.3 million US dollars. Hurricane Matthew made heavy...

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From Brindisi With Care

08/24/2016 - 10:31

Brindisi operation - photo credit: Rein Skullerud This story originally appeared on the WFP internal website. Text and photo credits: Andrea Kost and Simone Gie. Staff in the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) Network play a frontline role in emergency preparedness and response...

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The Backbone of UNHRD

08/18/2016 - 11:00

Photo Credit - Pieter van den Boogert   Since the early days of just one depot working with four Partners to a worldwide Network serving more than 75 humanitarian Partners, UNHRD’s growth has been fundamentally linked with Italy. Having received the 2016 Italian contribution to the Brindisi...

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