The following were present at this event: the Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mara Luisa Navarro; the general secretary of the MinGob, Maritza Royo; the executive director of the Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance, Carlos Gmez, as well as representatives of the Regional Logistics Unit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Regional Supply Chain Office of the World Food Program (UNHRD
The goodwill flight is part of the cooperation between Emirates Airline and the Airbus Foundation which was created in 2013 to utilize future A380 Emirates deliveries for transporting humanitarian aid to the UNHRD
. Since the start of the cooperation 125 tonnes of goods have been transported.
When it comes to disaster response situations, he said the theory should be "pulling from the field, not pushing from the outside", but in countries where resources are limited, that's when WFP's UNHRD
team steps in.
Dubai also serves as one of the principle hubs for the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
A shipment of antimalarial drugs and emergency health kits will be delivered from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
) in Brindisi to Ethiopia in the next few days.
These biscuits are extremely popular across several UN refugee camps," said Doris Mauron Klopfenstein, spokesperson at UNHRD
After the inauguration, a tour of the Center located in the Panama-Pacific area was conducted, where the administrative offices and warehouses of the two main actors of humanitarian assistance operate worldwide: the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
) ), operated by the World Food Program (WFP), and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), as well as the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC).
It is well placed logistically to reach any part of the world, in the event of a crisis, and the authorities promptly ordered the supply of huge amounts of support in coordination with the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
), registered charities and other partners.
A special airlift, a 747 Boeing, took off from the Royal Wing in Dubai on Thursday carrying 80 metric tonnes of aid from the World Food Program, Save the Children, World Vision, ADRA and Lutheran World Relief, while the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
) lead the logistics operations.
The 3 warehouses will be occupied by two of the main actors of humanitarian assistance worldwide: the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
), operated by the World Food Program (WFP), and the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent (IFRC), in addition to the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC).
Stefano Peveri, Deputy Network Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
), said the agency has to contract smaller planes that cannot carry as much aid.
Additional flights with C130s are expected to resume from Dubai later this week, as the IHC continues to coordinate with its member organisations: The UN World Food Programme (WFP), UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD
), UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).