The ultimate goal of ESUPS is to ensure the humanitarian community has the right items in the right quantities pre-positioned in the right places, with a minimum of duplication and overhead, in order to deploy life-saving emergency supplies in sudden-onset disasters more rapidly and adequately.

ESUPS, which is jointly managed by a multitude of humanitarian responders, among others aims to:

• The reduction or elimination of gaps and overlaps in emergency preparedness,
• A more adequate emergency response utilizing appropriate types and quantities of emergency supplies,
• A better use of donor funds,
• A timelier and more appropriate response to affected populations, and
•A user-oriented and accepted information sharing platform to support global emergency supply pre-positioning strategies.

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