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NEWS BRIEF: Amazon ramps up disaster relief capability in Atlanta hub

Relief items readied for humanitarian crises

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Amazon's Global Disaster Relief in Atlanta to Double

On the official start of hurricane season, the Amazon company announced today it is doubling the size of its Global Disaster Relief hub in Atlanta to help with natural disasters. Critical relief supplies, increased logistics support and storage space will facilitate distribution of disaster relief kits to people both in and outside the United States, the company said.

“The hub will pre-position 1 million emergency relief items that include shelter materials, hygiene supplies, medical equipment, cleanup and repair materials, and toys and household items for children” in order to assist with hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, and humanitarian crises, a press release stated. businesswire.com