CARE - Pre-positioning Inventory for Inventory for...

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8/27/2009 1 Pre-positioning Inventory for Pre positioning Inventory for Emergency Response Serhan Duran, Marco A Gutierrez, Adaora Okwo Pinar Keskinocak 1 CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.) Overview One of the world's largest private international humanitarian organizations - more than 12,000 staff Founded in 1945 to provide relief to survivors of World War II Mission: serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world Strengthen capacity for self-help Provide economic opportunity Provide economic opportunity Influence policy decisions at all levels Address discrimination in all its forms Deliver relief in emergencies Operates in more than 65 countries CARE’s Operational Presence 2
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8/27/2009 2 CARE Overview - Development Hunger Focus on young children Education YouTube - Imagine This- India Health Training, nutrition, education, health services HIV/AIDS – education, testing, treatment, caring for orphans YouTube - Imagine This- Nepal Economic development , empowerment of women YouTube - The Girl Effect Agriculture and natural resources Water Build and maintain clean water systems and latrines 3 CARE Overview – Emergency relief Help communities create plans to deal with emergencies Ensure communities receive food, water, shelter, healthcare and other emergency relief supplies when they need them most Help communities recover and rebuild after disaster strikes In 2001, CARE emergency projects directly assisted more than 7 million people in 26 countries. Hot spots today East Timor : Provide urgent aid and long-term help East Timor : Sudan Crisis : A humanitarian crisis affecting millions of peoples “On March 4, 2009, CARE, along with several other international organizations, received a letters from the government of Sudan canceling our operations in the country. ” Nepal : Respond to flooding and helps prevent future crises 4
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8/27/2009 3 Responding to Floods in Nepal Increase in flash floods due to soil erosion Crops, livestock, homes, schools, roads, drinking water, standing pools Response 2.5 tons of food Funds for medicine Recovery and mitigation Planting trees Farming methods Education 5 Emergency response practice – historical perspective Conduct most of the activities after the onset of the disaster identify possible suppliers (local and/or international), conduct the procurement process identify potential warehouse sites rent and set up warehouses Most of the transportation is outsourced 6
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