Prepositioned Stock

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) manages prepositioned emergency stock for various UN agencies, government donors, and NGOs. UNHRD currently have six warehouse hubs located in Dubai (UAE), Accra (Ghana), Brindisi (Italy), Las Palmas (Spain), Subang (Malaysia) and Panama City (Panama). In addition to storage management, the UNHRD proposes services such as procurement, access to white (unbranded) stock from other agencies (loan from other agencies), and shipping coordination.  

Through CRS’ Humanitarian Response Department (HRD) CRS has emergency stock warehoused with UNHRD in Dubai Panama and Accra. CRS and other NGO / OI / Gov stock information is available on UNHRD site. Access is restricted, send an email to CRS’s UNHRD focal point to request information.

Emergency relief items are also prepositioned by a few country programs, namely: Philippines; Madagascar and Haiti and are managed by Country program (CP).

The purpose of this guidance is to clarify the process for 1) accessing and replenishing CRS’ prepositioned inventory held in UNHRD warehouses, 2) loaning and borrowing stock held in UNHRD warehouses and 3) procuring relief items through UNHRD.  General billing / payment mechanism and process is also presented.

Please find the full guidance for accessing UNHRD Prepositioned Stocks