Our Donors

UNHRD is generously supported by the following donors:

UNHRD is generously


The Government of Ghana kindly provides space within the Kotoka International Airport in Accra for the recently completed depot and generously contributes to the operating costs.


The Government of Ireland has been one of UNHRD’s key donors since 2006. Their invaluable support has enabled UNHRD to expand from one depot to a Network of global depots. Ireland was instrumental in the completion of the Accra facilities and, in line with WFP’s goal to improve environmental sustainability is the first UNHRD premise to have a 24kW photovoltaic system and solar panels installed. They continue to generously contribute to the Network and have recently entered into a stand by partner agreement with one experienced staff currently seconded to Accra. Ireland also uses UNHRD’s comprehensive services to support their emergency response efforts and those of their partner organizations and are strong supporters of the initiatives designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of UNHRD.


The Government of Italy is a longstanding supporter of UNHRD and the first country to host a UNHRD depot, kindly providing the premises for Brindisi since its inception in 2000. They subsequently funded the rehabilitation of facilities that now house the depot. With generous yearly contributions, Italy supports the Brindisi depot as the backbone of UNHRDs global response. As a partner, they regularly use UNHRD for emergency operations and stock prepositioning, running over 100 operations yearly, almost one fifth on behalf of Italian Partners.


Thanks to the Government of Malaysia’s generous support the UNHRD Kuala Lumpur depot was built in 2012, making it UNHRD’s fifth depot. Malaysia continues to provide valuable annual contributions to UNHRD and is a key player in supporting capacity development activities undertaken in the region.


The Government of Norway has provided invaluable support through both financial and in-kind contributions to UNHRD. These have helped the expansion of the Network, sustained its worldwide operating costs and contributed to building stockpiles of relief items in strategic locations around the world. Thanks to a stand-by partnership agreement, experienced staff are seconded to support the UNHRD LAB.


The government of Panama is a host country for UNHRD and generously contributes to the operating costs of the Panama depot.


The Government of Spain kindly provides the facilities in Las Palmas and contributes to the operating costs as well as to the Network. As a partner, they also preposition stocks within UNHRD.


Since 2013, Switzerland has been a regular and generous supporter of the UNHRD Network. They provide yearly cash contributions and, thanks to a stand-by partnership agreement, have seconded experienced staff to work with UNHRD. There are currently two Swiss secondees in the Dubai depot. Switzerland’s support allows UNHRD to better serve the humanitarian community, by helping improve operational effectiveness in the six depots and diversifying the services offered to UNHRD’s Partners.


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a longstanding supporter of UNHRD, having generously contributed to the set-up of the Network. Today, they kindly provide the facilities for the Dubai depot within the International Humanitarian City (IHC) and contribute to the operating costs of the depot. In addition, the IHC regularly provides support during emergency operations, such as facilitating airlifts.