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Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience

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Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience, a report, discusses the role of businesses in the relief, recovery and reconstruction process, of natural disasters. It presents an eight point plan for developing an employee engagement approach to disaster response....

Words into action: a guide to implementing the Hyogo Framework

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This Guide has been created to provide advice on useful strategies for implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (HFA). It represents a distillation of the wealth of experience that exists throughout the world on how to...

European Commission Humanitarian Operation (ECHO) - Regulation

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This page contains the full text of EU regulation 83/181, concerning the ''exemption from value added tax on the final importation of certain goods''. Articles 40-55 are specific to VAT exemption for charitable goods and disaster relief work. The situations where VAT exemption applies are similar...

UNOCHA - Philippines page

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The Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs provides information on the Philippines

UNOCHA Regional Office for Latin America and the Carribean

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The OCHA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) covers 35 countries and 23 territories, with field offices in Colombia and Haiti.

UNOCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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Since its establishment in 2005, OCHA’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) has sought to minimise the vulnerability of populations in the region to humanitarian crises. ROAP has provided support and assistance to governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors in response...

OCHA Regional Office for Southern and East Africa (ROSEA)

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As a part of the United Nations Secretariat, OCHA is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure coherent responses to emergencies. OCHA works with governments and partners to coordinate both preparedness measures for potential emergencies as well as responses to current...

UNOCHA Dubai Liaison Office

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The OCHA Dubai Liaison Office was established in 2009 when the Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia relocated from Dubai to Cairo. The office facilitates staff movement and provides logistics support to OCHA country offices and Humanitarian Support Units in the region....

UNOCHA Brussels Liaison Office

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The OCHA Brussels Liaison Office was established in 2007 to promote humanitarian policies and strengthen partnerships with regional institutions including the European Union (EU), NATO, and the Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. The Office focuses on policy matters...

Preparing employees to be disaster-ready volunteers - a guide to building an effective volunteer training program

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This guide provides an overview of key issues for companies to consider when establishing a program to train and deploy employee volunteers to expedite disaster relief. They include: • Engaging employees • Establishing relationships with relief agencies • Tapping skilled volunteers •...