History

The Emergency Supply Pre-Positioning Strategies (ESUPS) Working Group was created in 2016 by a group of stakeholders interested in improving the pre-positioning of relief items as a preparedness measure. It is composed of Member States, Red Cross/Crescent Movement, NGOs, Academics, UN Agencies, and Regional Organizations that work in logistics preparedness and pre-positioning at strategic and operational levels.  ESUPS is funded by USAID and governed by a Steering Group (SG) leading the project towards the definition of more efficient and effective prepositioning strategies at national and regional levels. The SG is co-chaired by Welthungerhilfe and UNHRD and includes Action Against Hunger, The British Red Cross, The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children, USAID/OFDA, Pennsylvania State University (PSU), and PLAN International