The UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Kuala Lumpur supports in emergency preparedness and response in Asia. In addition to procuring, storing and rapidly dispatching items on behalf of humanitarian partners, it also hosts a variety of trainings that provide participants with first-hand, practical emergency response experience. The depot was built in 2012 and is generously made available by the Government of Malaysia.
In 2016, Partners using UNHRD’s Kuala Lumpur depot included: ASEAN, Australian Aid, ShelterBox, WFP, and WHO. The Kuala Lumpur depot dispatched 179MT of emergency supplies (worth USD 1 million) which supported humanitarian interventions in 7 countries.
UNHRD Kuala Lumpur’s training center caters for a maximum of 50 participants and is fully equipped with video conferencing facilities, LCD projectors, AV equipment and wi-fi.