THE "BRINDISI MODEL"
Learn more about the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) and how the “Brindisi model” was developed. Following an initiative of the Italian government a UN humanitarian depot was created in Pisa and when relocated to Brindisi, WFP, who was mandated to manage it, transformed it into a logistics hub for emergency preparedness and response made available to the entire humanitarian community. UNHRD was thus born, offering a wide range of supply chain services to a growing number of partners. The 2004 Tsunami and the 2005 Pakistan earthquake highlighted the need to replicate the efficient “Brindisi model” and the UNHRD Network was created with hubs in Accra (Ghana), Dubai (UAE), Kuala Lumpur, Panama City (Panama) and Las Palmas (Spain).
THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL IN BRINDISI
Scroll out the photo gallery to see the visit of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio in Brindisi for the 25th anniversary of the UN Global Service Centre (UNGSC). On that occasion, Secretary-General Guterres and Minister Di Maio also visited the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), the logistics hub part of the World Food Programme (WFP) entirely funded by the Italian Cooperation.
UNHRD 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW
Natural disasters and conflicts; humanitarian aid delivered across the world; filed mission in the most difficult humanitarian crises and stories from the behind the scenes of humanitarian operations; innovative projects, trainings and emergency simulations. Read through the year in review of the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi and the other UNHRD Network Hubs to find out more about their key role in delivering aid to populations affected by humanitarian crises and support equipment to kick start and carry out response operations.
Join on the tarmac the logistics staff of the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi, look around and watch them as they load a Boeing 747 with support equipment of the World Food Programme (WFP).
THE HUMANITARIAN FLIGHTS OF ITALIAN COOPERATION IN THE WORLD
In the past two years, the Italian Cooperation has delivered through UNHRD humanitarian aid across the world, including Syria, Sudan, Albania, Mozambique, Somalia, Djibouti, China and Niger. These humanitarian flights have been managed and departed from UNHRD Brindisi assisting partner countries in their fight against the pandemic and to mitigate its effect.
Watch the UNHRD Brindisi staff preparing and loading a humanitarian cargo to Mogadishu, Somalia.
20 YEARS UNHRD
THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: THE INVISIBLE FLAME THAT KEEPS UNGSC GOING
Did you know that Brindisi is the home of the United Nations Global Service Centre? From Logistics Base for receiving and repairing materials coming from closing or downsizing Peacekeeping Missions worldwide, what was known 25 years ago as the United Nations Logistics Base has evolved to become the resilient operational arm of the United Nations Headquarters for innovative and responsible geospatial, It and telecommunications, supply chain, environmental engineering, occupational health and safety services and conference management. Thanks to the expertise, professionalism and passion of more than 600 women and men, the Centre offers today an array of custom-made services and know-how to meet every need of the Secretariat, Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the United Nations, thus embodying the slogan “ONE UN”.
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