Panama City

UNHRD’s Panama depot is currently located in a warehouse facility at the Panama Pacifico Airport. It predominately services the Latin American and Caribbean regions. The depot is being made temporarily available by the Government of Panama, and will move to the planned Regional Logistic Centre for Humanitarian Assistance upon inauguration, which is planned for 2018.

Contact information

Francisco Quesada
UNHRD Panama Hub Manager

UNHRD.customerservice@wfp.org
+507 316 0565; +507 316 0566; +507 316 0568

Working Hours

Mon - Tue: 8.00 AM - 5.30 PM; Fri: 8.00 AM - 2.00 PM

Cargo Acceptance Time

08.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Holidays

27 - 28 February
13 April
01 May
01 September
03 November
10 November
08 December
25 December

Overview

The UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Panama plays a leading role in emergency preparedness and response for Latin America and the Caribbean, and is generously made available by the Government of Panama. In February 2014, when torrential rains caused severe flooding and landslides across Bolivia, UNHRD Panama dispatched 135 MT (worth USD$900,000) of equipment and relief items on behalf of six humanitarian partners.

In 2016, Partners using UNHRD’s Panama depot included: AECID, CASCOS BLANCOS, GOVERNMENT OF PANAMA, SHELTER BOX, UNICEF, WFP, WHO, and WORLD VISION. In 2016, the Panama depot dispatched 539MT of emergency supplies (worth USD 2.9 million) which supported humanitarian interventions in 10 countries.