The ICRC’s logistics centre in Nairobi has begun shipping some US $700,000 worth of relief items, including tarpaulins, blankets and some food supplies, to Central Asia in support of the organisation’s work for Afghanistan and its neighbours. The centre will also be sending
$100,000 dollars worth of water-purification and sanitation supplies. The ICRC has also seconded a logistician from Nairobi to take part in Red Cross operations in Central Asia.
The logistics centre in Nairobi is the largest such ICRC facility in the world and is used primarily in support of operations in East Africa. It employs some 200 people and procures goods on local and international markets worth an average of $1.5 million a month, according to the ICRC.
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