International Humanitarian City
Established in 2003 by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Humanitarian City (IHC) has grown to become the world’s largest and busiest logistics hub for humanitarian aid with nine UN agencies and nearly 50 NGOs and commercial entities as members.
The IHC puts Dubai's expertise in transport and logistics to work for aid agencies as they reach out to help the victims of crises and families whose lives are scarred by hunger and poverty. The IHC's capabilities and strategic location — within eight hours by air to two-thirds of the world's population — have helped deliver assistance in some of the worst humanitarian crises of the past decade, including the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, the recurring drought in the Horn of Africa, civil unrest in Afghanistan and Darfur, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Also, IHC has been heavily engaged in the emergency responses to Syria and Philippines.
IHC Attends the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs in Geneva
The International Humanitarian City (IHC) has concluded last week among NGOs from around the world the Annual Consultations with NGOs organized by the United Nations...
International Medical Corps’ First Annual Asia Regional Conference in Dubai, UAE
International Humanitarian City (IHC) hosted International Medical Corps’ first Annual Asia Regional Conference in Dubai, UAE from June 9th to 11th. The conferen...
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