ShelterBox has become part of the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) network, which holds emergency relief goods in warehouses in five continents.
Both organisations recently signed a technical agreement that allows for ShelterBoxes to be stored at these Humanitarian Response depots in five locations – Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and South East Asia.
Due to their vicinity to potential emergencies, not only does prepositioning boxes in these hubs enable ShelterBox to respond quicker to disasters and rapidly deploy life saving supplies but it also maximises cost efficiency. UNHRD offers free storage, inspection and handling of relief items.
‘This agreement enables us to increase even more our efficiency and timeliness in responding to disasters around the world,’ said ShelterBox Head of Operations Ross Preston.
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