An emergency can happen anywhere at any time and – by definition – demands immediate action.
That doesn’t mean that emergencies are always completely unexpected, or that it’s impossible to plan in advance.
Basic items are always required, and preparation is the key to a fast and effective response. Available data on the location and nature of previous emergencies makes it possible to anticipate need and identify the most vulnerable locations.
In the first days and weeks, demand for goods and commodities is high and global supply chains are stretched to the limit.
IPA works with its partners on essential preparation, including the ability to rapidly mobilise resources on an appropriate scale. We can set up a dedicated stock position for your organisation, including warehouse management, insurance, kitting, re-packaging, labelling, inspection and delivery.
We are proud to have contributed to the emergency response and rebuilding after the 2001 earthquake in India (Gujarat), the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, the Ebola outbreak in 2014 in West Africa, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
With wide experience of catastrophes, civil war, famine, and displacement, IPA has in-depth knowledge of humanitarian aid, offering emergency supply services to relief aid organisations, governments and NGOs.
We also offer ’turn-key’ set-up and management of camps for up to 10,000 refugees.