Dubai: Humanitarian agencies around the world will be able to coordinate relief efforts thanks to a new centralised platform to give latest data in the wake of disasters and emergencies, said Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. She is also the Chairperson of International Humanitarian City.
In a main address at the World Government Summit on Sunday morning, Princess Haya launched a new Humanitarian Logistics Data Bank project to help agencies “share in real time,” she said.
Princess Haya thanked more than 70 organisations which have contributed to the data base.
“This achievement was not done by one group but thanks to all parties who helped make this project a reality,” she said.
Relief supplies such as vaccines, clothes, shelters and food can be parachuted into crisis areas more quickly thanks to the new data platform.
Officials from the United Nations and other world relief agencies were on hand to watch the signing of the letter of intent to form the new logistics data bank.
David Beasely, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, thanked Shaikh Mohammad and Princess Haya for their commitment.
He thanked Shaikh Mohammad for his vision that will help save lives around the world.