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Innovation at DIHAD

03/24/2016 - 15:12

The theme of this year’s Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) was the importance of innovation in the humanitarian sector.  This annual event is aimed at contributing to   the ‘further enhancement of technically sound and...

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5 Things You May Not Know About UNHRD

02/09/2016 - 15:00

1. We ensure the best relief items are used in emergencies The UNHRD LAB in Brindisi is a research and development unit that reviews, optimizes and tests products used in humanitarian settings. Partners reach out to our engineers about products they have trouble with in the field, and the team...

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Moving Forward in Latin America

02/02/2016 - 11:21

UNHRD Panama works in close collaboration with the Government of Panama. The Network Coordinator, Pierre Honnorat, enjoyed the opportunity to meet with its representatives last month and explore the new warehouse facilities they have generously made available at the Panama Pacifico Airport. The...

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Irish Aid Steps Up its Stockpiling Operations at UNHRD

12/23/2015 - 13:08

Irish Aid has long played an active role in the prepositioning of relief items that can be quickly dispatched in emergencies. This year alone Irish Aid’s operations as a UNHRD partner have included the dispatch of 305 MT of Ireland’s relief supplies from four UNHRD hubs - Dubai, Accra, Kuala Lumpur...

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Optimizing UNHRD’s Rapid Response

12/10/2015 - 14:26

Indonesia after the boxing-day tsunami in 2004. Haiti after the 7.0 earthquake in 2010. Western Africa during the Ebola outbreak in 2014. These are just some of the environments   UNHRD Rapid Response Teams (RRT) work in when they are deployed to help during an emergency. To ensure...

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Enhancing Emergency Response in South East Asia

12/07/2015 - 10:21

Last month a team made up of members from the AHA Centre*, the Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICS) and UNHRD met in Kuala Lumpur for a Validation Workshop to present the results and recommendations of the feasibility study for the second stage of the DELSA project. The Disaster Emergency...

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Admin Staff Prepare for Emergency Deployment

11/13/2015 - 00:00

In the field resources are limited, time is tight and demand is great – administrative staff being well-trained and well-rehearsed makes a critical difference. Since joining the WFP team in 2008 Gloria Mendoza has worked in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East and has spent the last two...

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Qatar Charity supporting relief efforts in Iraq

10/19/2015 - 10:29

In June 2015, Qatar Charity generously donated more than 4,000 relief items to humanitarian actors in Iraq to support of their on-going emergency response efforts and to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the country. The relief items - equivalent to 86 mt / 360 m3 – mainly included WASH...

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