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Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery


Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies Handbook, published by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, is a set of standards, indicators and guidance notes that articulate the minimum level of educational access and service to be attained in emergencies, through to early...

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) - meetings and conferences


The ISDR is a programme of the UN which aims at building disaster-resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development -- with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to...

United Nations Assistance Misssion for Iraq (UNAMI)


The United Nations Assistance Misssion for Iraq (UNAMI) hosts a web portal for UN agencies and NGOs working in Iraq.

UNISDR Campaign: Making Cities Resilient


Cities and local governments need to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters. For the next two years and beyond, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) will campaign together with its partners for this to happen.

R.E.A.C.T. Haiti Earthquake


On January 12th, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck 17km south-west of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Tens of thousands are feared dead, many more are injured, and unknown numbers are still buried under the rubble. The entire capital appears damaged or destroyed, including...

The Case for Business to Undertake Disaster Risk Reduction Activities


Recognizing the challenge of private sector involvement on DRR activities, UNISDR, the World Economic Forum, and the World Bank, with funding support from GFDRR, have launched an effort to document working models and build strategies for promoting the private sector as an integral element of risk...

Ministry of Health - Czech Republic


Ministry of Health of Czech Republic is a department in the government of Czech Republic which prepares health programs and works to help people with health problems, also it aims to control and prevent it. It provides also a range of information and activities related to health issues.

Relief Web - Israel page


The Relief Web is a UN project serving the information needs of the humanitarian relief world. The Web includes a country-by-country guide, with an entry for Israel. Topics include disaster history, vulnerable groups and other related information reported by different media and organisations. There...

Kyoto Convention - Specific Annex J - Chapter 5: Relief consignments


The Kyoto Convention is an international customs agreement that was established in May 1973 to lay down recommendations for simplifying and harmonising customs procedures worldwide. Annex J5 of the Convention deals specifically with relief consignments, seeking to “ensure that the aid actually...

Relief Competency Standards


The Relief Competency Standards are part of the Humanitarian Relief Training Package guidelines developed by World Vision to assist in increasing the capacity of relief workers in nations around the globe The Assessment Guidelines describe the assessment arrangements for determining whether an...