International Humanitarian City (IHC)

International Humanitarian City (IHC) is a catalyst for changing the world and the way we think about it. The first humanitarian hub of its kind, IHC enables Non profit organizations engaged in humanitarian activities and service through its global reach, infrastructure and custom designed services. IHC facilitates aid and development efforts across the globe. 

IHC offers a physical operational space as well as a virtual meeting place. IHC provides a common ground for collaboration to nonprofit organizations, companies, donors, volunteers, governments and those striving to save lives.

International Humanitarian City (IHC) aims to facilitate the aid and development efforts by providing local and international humanitarian organizations with facilities and services specifically designed to meet their needs.

Operating as a Free Zone, IHC becomes an important link in the humanitarian value chain. Leveraging the proven free zone model, IHC groups the humanitarian organizations in a secure environment that fosters partnerships, social responsibility and global change.

IHC offers regular commercial companies the opportunity to operate in a free zone environment, suitable to their particular industry, along with the attractive incentives and an array of value-added services.

IHC promotes the benefits of humanitarian operations through the integration of commercial suppliers of goods and services. By co-locating, both will learn from each other and will be encouraged to share best practices to increase their operational efficiencies. This also offers a very good networking environment nurturing relationships.

IHC fosters an integrated group of commercial and nonprofit organizations under one roof. The facility is equipped with rapid disaster response with 7 hr flight time to major disaster areas and 10 min sea to air logistics capability.

IHC offers a competitive fee structure with minimal red tape. Cosmopolitan and attractive living environment and life style are available for the tenants.

The free zone benefits include 100% ownership, 100% repatriation of profits and capital, 100% free transfer of funds and 100% exemption of import and export duty.

IHC provides its investors a wide range of services to facilitate their business operations. 
Facility management covers maintenance, security and lease management. Governmental services cover licensing, immigration and visa related services. E-recruitment portal provides access to online CV Database and Job Opening posting system. Volunteer e-portal gives access to online Volunteer Database and Volunteer Appeal posting system.

IHC is planning a transition to its new location in Jebel Ali, offering an additional real estate and value-added services specifically designed to support their operations. IHC  encourages networking and coordination, while bolstering a humanitarian logistics, procurement, communications and training.. 

IHC offers humanitarian support in terms of emergency response facilitation, donor assistance, CSR consultancy, internship support, volunteer relationship support, PR support  and event management support along with training opportunities.