IHP deploys assessment team to South Sudan

Following emergency situation in South Sudan the request from the Logistics Cluster, through the World Food Programme (WFP), for an assessment of portable base camp solutions in South Sudan, Jonglei State, the IHP decided to deploy an assessment team from MSB and DEMA. The team has been briefed in Denmark and is expected to arrive in Juba shortly.

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Sweden new IHP Chair from July 2013

MSB, Sweden, is taking over the chair position of IHP for the coming 1,5 years. Deputy head of Operations Section, Stina Sjölin, has been appointed to carry on the work as the IHP chairperson.

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Long standing relationships with the United Nations strengthened even further

IHP has successfully supported the emergency response of the United Nations since the mid 90’s. In January 2013 steps towards strengthened partnerships were taken when declarations of intents on strengthened cooperation were signed with the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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IHP Base Camp Working group meeting in December 2012

Despite harsh cold and heavy snowstorm participants from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Germany, UN World Food Programme and UNOCHA met in Stockholm to discuss the different aspects of joint office and accommodation deployments to emergency situations.

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Next TRIPLEX simulation exercise to take place in September 2013

TRIPLEX is a regular, IHP-run, full-scale simulation exercise, enabling a range of humanitarian actors to practice their response mechanisms in a sudden-onset natural disaster scenario. The next TRIPLEX will take place in the Danish-German border region from Saturday 28th September to Friday 4th October, 2013.

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