Just outside of Copenhagen, UNICEF staff are hard at work inside the world’s largest humanitarian warehouse.
When an emergency strikes, UNICEF will send specialist staff to the disaster zone within hours. They will make a rapid assessment of the most urgent needs faced by children and their families.
As soon as the supplies division receives the call, staff jump into action; moving the most essential of over 2,000 items to where they are needed the most.
We ship vaccines to prevent deadly disease outbreaks.
We deliver tents to set up emergency learning spaces and school supplies to keep children learning.
We send thousands of water purification tablets to provide one of the most basic human rights - clean drinking water.
Within 72 hours, UNICEF is able to get essential supplies and specialist staff anywhere in the world.
How Supplies Make it from the Warehouse to the Field
On all other days, it starts with a catalogue.
For many of these supplies, UNICEF is the world’s largest - and sometimes only - procurer. We purchase large numbers of products which drives down prices. In 2017, we saved the world’s aid organisations almost $400 million dollars by buying and transporting these life-saving supplies in bulk.