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India 2001 Earthquake Case Study

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India 2001 Earthquake Case Study, by the IBM Crisis Response Team, provides advice and lists some basic guidelines for those working in the disaster areas.

Impact Measurement and Accountability in Emergencies: The Good Enough Guide

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Impact Measurement and Accountability in Emergencies: The Good Enough Guide offers a set of guidelines on how to be accountable to local people and measure programme impact in emergency situations. The ‘good enough’ approach emphasises simple and practical solutions and encourages the user to...

Being Good at Doing Good? - Review of Debates and Initiatives Concerning the Quality of Humanitarian Assistance

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Being Good at Doing Good, a conference paper, attempts to do justice to the diversity among humanitarian organisations and individuals. Issues discussed include approaches to the quality of humanitarian assistance, the use of standards, methods to enhance quality and accountability and...

Food Aid Logistics Operational Handbook

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Food Aid Logistics Operational Handbook, produced by the Commodity Management Enhancement Project, is designed to provide logistics managers and NGO program staff with basic information and guidance in planning and establishing a supply chain to deliver food aid. The focus of this handbook is...

Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief

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Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief seeks to maintain high standards of behaviour and improve efficiency of relief organisations, while maintaining independence. It is a voluntary code that may be adopted by any organisation, and it...

Poised for a Breakthrough? A Review of Significant Findings and Trends in Humanitarian Action

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Poised for a Breakthrough? A Review of Significant Findings and Trends in Humanitarian Action, a report, analyses recent trends in humanitarian response. It discusses how humanitarian organisations implement crisis and disaster management and assesses the link between humanitarian principles and...

Orientation Handbook on Complex Emergencies

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Orientation Handbook on Complex Emergencies, published by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides an understanding of OCHA's role in the coordination of response to complex emergencies (primarily man-made), explain its relation to the rest of the humanitarian...

Iraq Map

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The UN Iraq map site shows authorised entry points into Iraq for humanitarian supplies. The map is provided by the UN Oil for Food Programme.

World Conference on Disaster Management, June 19 - 22, 2011.

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The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is presenting the 18th World Conference on Disaster Management. The annual conference gathers experts from across the globe in order to address challenges from all disciplines of disaster and emergency management. Over 1,800 Disaster Management...

Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2006 (WHO, ICRC, MSF, UNICEF, UNHCR & others)

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The Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2006 (IEHK 2006) is the third edition of the WHO Emergency Health Kit which was the first such kit when it was launched in 1990. This updated third edition takes into account the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the increasing parasite resistance to commonly available...