GoHelp – Partnership with the UN in the area of disaster management
Smart, comprehensive prevention measures and a state of constant preparedness are absolutely indispensable to ensuring fast and effective assistance in the event of a disaster. At the core of the Group-wide GoHelp program is the strategic disaster management partnership with the United Nations (UN), which has made Deutsche Post DHL an important player in the worldwide humanitarian community. When called upon by the UN, we support global relief efforts by volunteering our logistics expertise, our global network and the personal commitment of our individual employees.
GoHelp - the program
Our employees in action
Among others, DHL El Salvador supported TECHO with 38 volunteers on April 12 and 13, 2014 and DHL Mexico will be one of the last countries to participate in the 100k event on April 27. Every supporter of TECHO and DHL is invited to post stories of their TECHO involvement on the newly created microsite.
Bangladesh sits in the low-lying Ganges Delta, at risk of flooding from monsoon rains and melt waters from the Himalayas. The trainers – all aviation, logistics and training experts from Deutsche Post DHL – instructed some 20 participants at Dhaka international airport and at a smaller airfield in the port city of Chittagong.
In August 2010, Pakistan was hit by floods so severe that the country was reliant on outside help for months. As the international community rallied to help, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) looked to Deutsche Post DHL's Disaster Response Team for assistance.