Agility partners Int’l Medical Corps
Agility and the International Medical Corps (IMC) – an international humanitarian aid group – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that outlines plans to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian relief. The two parties agreed to work together on both emergency relief and development settings to provide rapid response to populations in need […]
February 1, 2009
By PLA Editor
The two parties agreed to work together on both emergency relief and development settings to provide rapid response to populations in need and logistical support for long-termassistance.
By combining their specialties, IMC and Agility plan to bring higher standards to humanitarian logistics and supply chain management.
“This partnership brings together Agility’s expertise in global logistics with International Medical Corps’ 25 years experience in humanitarian relief and training to deliver highly efficient, effective emergency assistance wherever it is needed most,” said IMC president and CEO Nancy Aossey.
The MoU extends the long running cooperation between the two organisations which has primarily been in emergency settings such as the provision of essential medical supplies to Baghdad hospitals in Rasafa district, home to the volatile Al Sadr City. Their effort directly benefited more than 10,000 people in one of Baghdad’s most devastated areas.
The agreement details plans for Agility supply chain management experts to support IMC operations in the field. During emergencies, Agility will also provide logistics personnel to aid in delivery and transportation of relief supplies, including warehouse storageand shipping.