UNHRD: Discussione dei ministri del G20 sulla risposta umanitaria a Brindisi

How one forward-looking idea turned into a global support network for humanitarians

Pioneering staff reflect on 20 years of the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi, Italy, where G20 Ministers will discuss logistics in humanitarian response this week

28 June 2021, Andrea Tornese

On Wednesday, ministers for foreign affairs and development from G20 countries will gather in Brindisi, on Italy’s southern Adriatic coast, to discuss logistics in humanitarian response — and the challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brindisi is home to one of six United Nations humanitarian response depots, strategically located for flights taking humanitarian personnel and cargo to hotspots around the world. Below, we revisit a story published on 23 June 2020 as the base marked two decades.

Read the article here.