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Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)

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Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), operated under a grant from USAID and IBM, is a resource for the public, as well as US government agencies, foreign embassies and international corporations. The website provides guidelines for giving effective material donations to relief...

InterAction's Private Voluntary Organization Standards

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InterAction's Private Voluntary Organization Standards is a code of best practice for InterAction's members. The standards relate to the activity of non-profit organisations in areas of governance, volunteer involvement, support from the private sector, fundraising, service and programme...

Coordination of International Humanitarian Assistance in Tsunami-Affected Countries

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Coordination of International Humanitarian Assistance in Tsunami-Affected Countries is an evaluation of the international humanitarian assistance following the tsunami. This evaluation covers three countries: Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, with some additional observations from Thailand....

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.

National Emergency Management Association

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The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) is the professional association of and for state emergency management directors. NEMA runs programmes in emergency management, acts as a comprehensive information and assistance resource, and develops strategic partnerships aimed at improving...

Red Cross Brazil

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The Brazilian Red Cross Society is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In accordance with its mandate, the organisation acts in times of peace and war in partnership with civilian populations and the military to improve health through care and training...

Sphere Project

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Sphere Project was launched in 1997 by a group of humanitarian NGOs and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. Its aim is to improve the quality of assistance provided to people affected by disasters, and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system, through the Sphere...

Flood Observatory - Dartmouth

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Flood Observatory - Dartmouth detects, maps, measures, and analyzes extreme flood events worldwide using satellite remote sensing. Imaging of selected river reaches is used to detect floods and extreme low flow conditions. The Observatory also provides yearly catalogues, large-scale maps, and...

Pacific Disaster Centre

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Pacific Disaster Centre (PDC) is an applied science, information and technology centre, working to reduce disaster risks and impacts on peoples' lives and property. PDC works to foster disaster resiliency through the use of science, information, and technology for sound, evidence-based decision...

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

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The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre.