New resource: map of the main regional and global depots of pre-positioned relief items

ESUPS team recently elaborated a map of the main humanitarian global and regional depots of pre-positioned relief items. It can be accessed and downloaded here.

The map was prepared following a request received by ECHO and it is based on a previous similar exercise produced by UN OCHA in 2013. Data were collected or updated by ESUPS.

The purpose of the map is providing a quick visual overview of:

  • international depot locations
  • type of depot (single or multiple agency)
  • managing entities of the depots for multiple-agency depots
  • stock owners for single-agency depots

The map does not show pre-positioned stocks at national level. However, this information will be available on STOCKHOLM, the platform that ESUPS is currently developing as a core part of its work. The launch date of STOCKHOLM will be announced soon on this website; in the meantime, you can sign up to receive future email updates about it.

We are open to receiving additional suggestions to keep this mapping exercise relevant and up-to-date. Head to our contact page to get in touch!

New ESUPS website and first post

Welcome to the newly-launched ESUPS News section, part of the recent ESUPS website makeover. This section is structured as a blog, where we will share the main announcements related to the project.

If you have been following ESUPS (Emergency Supply Pre-positioning Strategy) for some time, you might be aware that ESUPS website is the main repository of information and documents on the project.

ESUPS website was officially launched in 2019, but a lot has evolved since then. To reflect the latest progress and updates, it was important to revise the overall organisation of its content and pages. In particular, we wanted to give more relevance to the countries of engagement of the project and to the upcoming STOCKHOLM platform, as these are the core elements of our work.

We are finally announcing the new version of the website. Among other things, you will find:

  • a Countries page with updated information on the status of the project in each country of engagement
  • a sign up form to receive news on the project via email, with the option to opt in for specific updates on STOCKHOLM platform. The sign up button is always displayed in the bottom part of the website
  • an improved Knowledge Base to access helpful Resources, such as project documents, reports and material published so far (with more to be added!)
  • an overview of Who we are, with details on the organisations, people and partners involved in the project

As we keep tweaking and updating the website, we encourage you to take some time to explore it and share it widely among your network of contacts in the field of humanitarian logistics.

Don’t forget that you can always reach out to us for feedback and questions!