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Qatar Offers Support for New Disaster Relief Logistics Centre in Panama

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The board of directors of the Red Crescent Society of the State of Qatar opened the opportunity to support the Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (CLRAH) during a meeting with the Ambassador of Panama, Oreste Rios, in that country located in Western Asia.

The secretary general of the Organization Qatari Al-Hammadi, Ali Hassan, the head of the Department of Disaster Management and Control Alsukhni Aiham Ismaiel, and Fawzi Oussedik, head of International Relations, expressed their interest in the project being carried out by Panama.

The CLRAH is the first of this category in the Latin American and Caribbean region, which also responds to global efforts to improve the response in emergency operations and humanitarian assistance.

The humanitarian hub will apply international practices of security, logistics and sustainable infrastructure and will be a model of integration of sustainable design ideas and efficient use of electricity, water and rain water harvesting. Operating 24 hours and will provide the logistics to ensure the timely delivery of assistance in cases of natural disasters and disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This humanitarian centre is located in Panama Pacifico and is expected to be ready to start operations in 2018. Its users include: the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), operated by the World Food Program (WFP); the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); and the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC).

http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/qatar-abre-oportunidad-apoyo-humanitario-panama/24014546

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Would an organization such as this also help refugees coming to Panama from other countries?

2 hours ago, Keith Woolford said:

This humanitarian centre is located in Panama Pacifico and is expected to be ready to start operations in 2018. Its users include: the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), operated by the World Food Program (WFP); the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); and the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC).

 

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6 hours ago, Keith Woolford said:

This humanitarian centre is located in Panama Pacifico and is expected to be ready to start operations in 2018. Its users include: the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), operated by the World Food Program (WFP); the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); and the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC).

Here's a short YouTube video which provides background information on the Logistics Centre.

 

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Projected Investment of $17 million in Logistics Park

An environmental impact study has been submitted for construction of a logistics complex in an approximate area of 40 hectares in Arraiján, Panama.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Data from the Interactive System "Construction in Central America", compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData, indicates that in July Corporación Regente, S.A. submitted an Environmental Impact Study (EIA) to the Ministry of the Environment.

See also: "Central America: $150 Million in Logistics Parks"

According to the EIA, the construction project is denominated "Parque Logísitico Hato Montaña", and it is planned to be developed in a total area of approximately 40 hectares, in the District of Juan Demóstenes Arosemena, District of Arraiján, Panama.

According to the study, the project includes construction of internal or general roads, provision of basic services (sewage, potable water, electricity), construction of galleys, buildings and other complementary works.

The document indicates that the project will be developed over a period of 12 months with an investment of $17 million.

 

http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Projected_Investment_of_17_million_in_Logistics_Park

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Panama was at the UN yesterday speaking about the Regional Humanitarian Relief Logistics Centre to be established at the former Howard AFB near Arraijan.

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María Luisa Navarro, Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation, will make an official visit to the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. Navarro was invited by the Economic and Social Council of the organization (Ecosoc) to participate in the special meeting “On Responses and Actions from Recent Hurricanes and Earthquakes: Achieve a well–informed Resilient 2030 Agenda on Risks.” The deputy minister will explain the benefits provided by the Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance to the region.
 
According to a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry, Navarro will have the opportunity to share positive experiences related to the assistance provided by Panama to countries that have been affected by recent natural disasters, such as hurricanes Irma and María.
 
Moreover, the delegate will highlight the importance of the country's location, which has resulted in the installation of humanitarian actors, such as the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) and the International Federation of Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies. These organizations will be future users of the Humanitarian Hub in Panama.
 
ECOSOC’s Special Meeting seeks to highlight the economic, social and ecological implications of recent hurricanes and earthquakes, as well as improve coordination in response, recovery, rehabilitation, reconstruction and development efforts.

http://www.panamatoday.com/panama/panama-will-defend-humanitarian-hub-united-nations-5597

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Humanitarian Assistance hub ships record tonnage

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Posted 26/12/2021

The Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance (CLRAH), located in Panama and one of five in the world, shipped 1,496 tons of supplies to different countries in America and the Caribbean between January and November, the highest quantity since it was inaugurated in 2018, the Panamanian Government reported Sunday.

The supplies were dispatched to 38 nations of the continent and valued at $26.9 million served to face the covid-19 pandemic and the effects of natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti last August.

The Ministry of Government said  in a statement that according to CLRAH reports, in 2018 the entity handled 886 tons of assistance valued at $8 million; in 2019 there were 603 tons worth $4 Million.

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/humanitarian-assistance-hub-ships-record-tonnage

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