International Humanitarian City
The Dubai International Humanitarian City (IHC) was founded in 2003 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. IHC, which was formed when Dubai Aid City and Dubai Humanitarian City merged, exemplifies Dubai’s dedication to international aid.
IHC is the only autonomous humanitarian free-zone Authority, and it is home to a broad group of around 80 members. These members range from the United Nations to NGOs to businesses. Over 500 people from more than 68 different countries make up the diverse community of International Humanitarian City.
In 2011, the International Humanitarian City expanded significantly by moving to a new location in close proximity to Al Maktoum Airport and Jebel Ali Port. The building’s footprint was tripled, from 30,000 square meters to 90,000. Because of this advantageous location, IHC members may easily transfer shipments from the sea to the air in just 10 minutes.
The International Humanitarian City’s warehouse and office space has grown to a whopping 135,000 square meters since it first opened.
The journey ahead is one focused on the future, with the IHC and its thriving population always ready to take on new challenges. IHC is committed to maintaining and improving its already high standards through the development of novel synergies and partnerships, especially those with the private sector. In addition, IHC has established substantial collaborations with educational institutions, through which it shares expertise and experiences to help the next generation of humanitarian workers flourish.
Dubai IHC, a model of empathy and readiness, is still committed to making a difference, building bridges, and cultivating tomorrow’s humanitarian leaders.