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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, Adamawa,...

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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 Hub in...

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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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