Humanitarian Logistics

Humanitarian Logistics

Working together, we can help your humanitarian efforts reach more people through the power of GS1 standards. Humanitarian organisations work tirelessly to save lives and preserve human dignity, but the situation these now face is entirely unprecedented. Currently, 125 million people - nearly the population of the world’s tenth most populous country, Japan - require assistance. With procurement and transport comprising over 60% costs of providing aid, improving humanitarian supply chain efficiency is an imperative. GS1 is known worldwide for optimising supply chains.

125 million people … nearly the population of Japan… require assistance

As a neutral, non-for-profit global standards organisation, we have validated solutions that are used by businesses, multilateral organisations and non-governmental organisations worldwide to unlock increased responsiveness and productivity in supply chain processes.

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How can we help?

Visibility from supplier to beneficiary to become a reality with the use of GS1 standards:


How can I move my shipments across borders more rapidly?

Expedite customs transactions and provide improved product visibility across borders

How can I know where my product is?

Identify products and shipments wherever they are in the supply chain.

How can I better manage my warehouse and inventory?

Reduce time spent on manual activities while improving accuracy and speed of information.

Who are we working with?


UNHCR has a mandate to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees worldwide. Innovation is key to UNHCR’s efforts to meet increasing needs with limited resources. UNCHR has initiated a project, with support from GS1 Switzerland, to adopt GS1 standards for its core relief items. This transformative project will provide, for the first time, visibility for these items from supplier through last mile delivery to beneficiaries. This will magnifying UNHCR’s ability to get the right products to the right people with the shortest delay at the least cost.

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