Princess Haya announces Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank at World Government Summit

The database will provide specialised information to help affected individuals, and ultimately assist in the fight to end world hunger
Princess Haya announces Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank at World Government Summit
The Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank will facilitate the real-time collection of data for the deployment of aid in impacted regions, said Princess Haya.
By Lubna Hamdan
Sun 11 Feb 2018 12:41 PM

Princess Haya has announced the launch of the Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

The database will provide specialised information to help affected individuals, and ultimately assist in the fight to end world hunger.

"The Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank will facilitate the real-time collection of data for the deployment of aid in impacted regions,” she said in her speech at the summit today.

“Realisation of the humanitarian logistics data bank’s incredible potential will depend on dedication, determination and drive, not only of the organisations within the humanitarian sector, but of individuals.

“One of the individuals whose support will be the wind beneath the wings of its success, is David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program (WFP),” she added.

The WFP claims to assist 80 million people in around 80 countries every year, delving food assistance and improving nutrition in communities.

Princess Haya had called on the launch of the Data Bank last year, during her speech at the 2017 World Government Summit in Dubai.

"If we do not act now, we will lose our humanity, and this is a disaster greater than any other physical disaster," she said last year.

Princess Haya is the wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. She is also chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC), a non-profit, independent free zone created by Sheikh Mohammed in 2003. Its members include UN agencies, non-profit organisations, intergovernmental organisations and commercial companies.

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