WFP to Open First Asian Rapid Response Hub

The World Food Program will establish its first Asian humanitarian response hub to be based in Subang, Malaysia. The country agreed to host the facility and will provide USD1 million annually to cover operation costs. Malaysia will also build warehouses, offices and a training center to support the facility.

The Subang depot will be the fifth rapid response hub in the world. It is designed to deploy humanitarian aid within 48 hours of any crisis in Asia and nearby regions. It will also provide logistics, support and storage services to the U.N. and its humanitarian partners.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.