The Impact of Unsolicited Donations on Relief Programs

Past event — 24 October 2012

Kühne Logistics University
Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg

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Why do beneficiaries not receive the right aid items they urgently require or why are international humanitarian organisations often not able to deliver these items fast enough after the occurrence of natural disasters? One of the reasons is the chaotic setting in which international humanitarian organisations operate. But what affects high-priority deliveries more are material convergences at disaster entry points caused by unsolicited donations. These unrequested donations consume excessive resources and create serious bottlenecks. We present a model that illustrates the impacts of unsolicited donations on relief operations and also provide an overview of our future research.

About the Presenter

Nha-Nghi Hyunh

About the Seminar

The KLU research seminar series is a regular meeting of PhD students, Post-Docs and professors who conduct research in the field of logistics and supply chain management. The research seminar is open to the public and we happily welcome guests.