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Even in Chaos: Education in Times of Emergencies


Even In Chaos is a book edited by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., President of the CIHC, advocating the importance of education in times of emergency.

Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) - Field practitioners' handbook


The concept of Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) has emerged during the past two decades in South East Asian countries. The promoters included NGOs, citizen’s organizations, humanitarian agencies and government departments in different countries in the region.

South Asia Earthquake 2005: Learning from Previous Recovery Operations


South Asia Earthquake 2005: Learning from Previous Recovery Operations, the second of two briefings prepared by ALNAP and the ProVention Consortium, covers targeting, participation, assessment, shelter and housing, risk reduction and policy, drawing out main lessons in each area and highlighting...

Getting Aid Right


Getting Humanitarian Aid Right is a blog that offers a series of real time reflections on the humanitarian aid business: what it does well, where it fails and where is needs to learn fast. Recent posts include comments on the way in which aid in Haiti is working, and a review of a report on...

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters


The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) is the official journal of the International Research Committee on Disasters (IRCD). IJMED focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of relatively sudden collective stress situations typically referred to as disasters or mass...

Disaster management and planning: an IBLF framework for business response


This IBLF Executive Briefing is aimed at providing the business sector with a basic framework that can assist them in developing their own response to natural and man-made disasters where a need and interest has been highlighted by the recent Asian tsunami disaster. Most transnational,national and...

The role of employee engagement in disaster response: learning from experience


The world has experienced some of its worst natural disasters in the recent past, with 2005 being declared the ‘year of disasters’. However, following each disaster there has been a renewed recognition of the role of business in the relief, recovery and reconstruction process.

Partnership for disaster response


Partnership for Disaster Response aims to bring together the many resources and capabilities of the private sector to enhance and accelerate on-the-ground relief and recovery following major natural disasters in the United States and abroad.

Disaster Management: A Role for the Private Sector


Disasters disrupt business activities on which the local population depends, affecting livelihood recovery and means to earn a living.

Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use - American National Standards


Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use provides an approach for organizations to improve their resilience performance and increase preparedness, according to ASIS.