Dubai today is the biggest hub for global humanitarian relief, with a unique capability to deliver humanitarian aid. The International Humanitarian City is strategically located at the crossroads of Africa, Europe and Asia and offers seamless infrastructure to provide rapid emergency response to the world’s major crisis areas.
Dubai facilitates global aid and development by providing key humanitarian organisations with facilities, logistics and services specifically designed to meet their needs — all grouped in a dedicated environment known as the International Humanitarian City (IHC). IHC was founded in 2003 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
Based in Dubai, IHC is the largest humanitarian hub in the world with the most diverse members (81 Total Number of Members, 63 Humanitarian Organisations and 18 Commercial Companies as of January 2019). It plays a pivotal role in facilitating first responses to crises at a global level efficiently. IHC has a strategic location allowing rapid relief to be within reach in all corners of the world.