The high pitch noise of heavy objects cannot be heard until the door of this warehouse is open, and given the color and aspect of the facility, it would be difficult to think that one of the most important work is being done daily to provide societies in dangers with the tools they need to survive.
Donated by the Danish government in 2012, the Unicef supply division building is one of the two buildings belonging to the United Nations in Copenhagen, and
has become the most important warehouse for the Unicef’s longtime mission through different programs run in the world to help communities in risk, whether by government negligence or natural disasters, to keep developing, changing and improving.
The warehouse is mainly run by machinery and robots, expediting the work that would take up to 9 days in the past, and allowing their employees to use their skills set to add value in other areas not just related to packing, but also traveling to these areas to report back what is working and how the process and the kits can be improved, according to Susanne Fraisse, the warehouse manager.
Today, the Unicef supply division warehouse is the largest and fastest warehouse Unicef has, packing and shipping goods in less than 72 hours to their based warehouses in Panama and Dubai, and around the world; only 20 percent of the work of the warehouse is emergency related.