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Local residents and humanitarian personnel,including a logistics officer from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
Local residents and humanitarian personnel, including a logistics officer from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, work to convey emergency relief items to populations affected by drought in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
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As part of its effort to ensure rapid responses to humanitarian emergencies around the world, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) stores emergency relief supplies, such as blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, plastic sheeting, and water containers, at warehouses in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Miami, United States; Pisa, Italy; and Subang, Malaysia.

In addition, USAID/OFDA deploys logistics personnel to assist with U.S. Government responses when a disaster strikes. With support from colleagues in Washington, D.C., deployed logistics staff manage the transport and consignment of relief commodities to USAID/OFDA partners operating in disasteraffected areas. USAID/OFDA’s Logistics Unit also provides technical assistance to nongovernmental organizations, UN agencies, and host government counterparts in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and supports disaster risk reduction efforts to mitigate the impact of future disasters.

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Last updated: January 21, 2021

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