The International Humanitarian City ( IHC ) is a logistics center for the distribution of humanitarian aid. Based in Dubai, the IHC now hosts the United Nations agencies and commercial organizations in the United States. Members range from purely logistics to educational entities, research and media offices.
IHC members have more than 300 staff and 93,000 square meters of warehousing, plus facilities for offices, training and conferences, and dedicated space to host evacuated workers during violent conflict. Members store a wide range of portable air purifiers to portable offices to vehicles. Communications equipment, specialized foods, medicines, tents and blankets form a large part of the inventory. Major users are a UN Humanitarian Response Depot –an umbrella logistics network servicing both the UN and NGO partners – UNHCR, WFP, the Red Crescent and Red Cross, OCHA, UNICEF, UN University, UNDP, UNDSS, WHO, and World Vision .
IHC members in Afghanistan and Pakistan, flood recovery and educational projects in Pakistan, and recurring drought in East Africa. Assistance is shipped as far away from the earthquake.
An independent free zone authority created by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the Government of Dubai through the Dubai Aid City (DAC) and Dubai Humanitarian City (DHC).
IHC is a non-religious, non-political and nonprofit organization, chaired by Jordanian Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein , wife of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates .
IHC provides its member organizations with a range of specialized services to facilitate their operations – offices, conference management, facilities management, government services, portals for recruitment, volunteerism, and pro-bono work and public events .