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Strengthening Recovery and Response in Dominican Republic

08/12/2016 - 10:27

*See below for a Spanish version Being situated in a region prone to large scale earthquakes, floods and cyclones, Latin American countries are always looking to strengthen their resilience and national capacity to respond to natural disasters. Under the Global Partnership for Emergency...

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Supporting Sierra Leone in the Post-Ebola Period

08/03/2016 - 12:00

Fiifi and the team working on the Port Loko logistics facility When the Ebola outbreak hit West Africa in early 2014, a main logistics base was established in Port Loko, Sierra Leone to assist the World Food Programme (WFP) and other organizations to scale up response efforts. With the Ebola...

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Busy Times with the World Health Organization

07/19/2016 - 11:28

7000 staff members. 150 countries. Millions of people reached each year. Since it was founded in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been helping individuals, communities and governments to better their standards of health and wellbeing. WHO defines health in a broad sense, including...

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Irish Aid’s Ongoing Support of UNHRD

06/28/2016 - 15:32

Irish Aid’s generous one-million-dollar contribution to UNHRD at the end of 2015, highlights the strength and value of the partnership between the two organizations and has already resulted in great steps forward for the Network. This support is on top of Ireland’s yearly contributions to UNHRD’s...

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From Theory to Practice – Optimizing UNHRD’s Network

06/10/2016 - 10:21

UNHRD’s Emilie Dufour provides an award winning example of how academic research can be applied to humanitarian logistics and have an actual impact on how assistance is delivered. In 2014, UNHRD Network Coordinator, Pierre Honnorat, approached Professor Marie-Eve Rancourt during a humanitarian...

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Cleaning up Chlorine Storage

05/30/2016 - 13:21

UNHRD is always looking for innovative ideas that will help the Network to better serve its 77 Partners. Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, pandemic preparedness has been an increasing focus of the humanitarian community, and water purification systems are critical to this process. As well...

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Rapid Response through Partnership

05/05/2016 - 15:10

An emergency strikes. Temporary offices and storage space need to be put up. Basecamps for humanitarian workers need to be set up. Hundreds of tonnes of relief items need to be quickly unloaded and moved on to strategic locations. And there need to be trained people on the ground who...

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A Busy Week at UNHRD

04/28/2016 - 13:56

It’s been a busy week at the UNHRD depots! Check out a few highlights of the operations that have been taking place across the Network. PANAMA – Charter Flight to Ecuador On April 16, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing more than 600 people and leaving tens of thousands...

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