The Role of Prepositioned Stocks: Sustaining and Responding to Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The majority of the international natural disaster relief operations that the USG responds to are led by the United States Agency for International Developments Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. One of the leading issues of the study examines the inter-working relationships and coordination efforts regarding seamless humanitarian logistics from prepositioned sites supported from the DOD, interagency partners, and coalition partners for the affected state. A major problem within a geographical disaster region is the response time of aid into the affected region. The ability to foresee and anticipate the massive logistical processes, would be a major breakthrough in successful HADR response. In addition, the knowledge assembled through multiple lessons learned and decades of HADR operations should encourage subject matter experts to collaborate from within the humanitarian community, both internally among the USG and externally throughout the International humanitarian partnerships.
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