Climate affects aid choices at levels that are both more and less obvious. Equipment, foodstuffs and textiles are among issues where vulnerability may be an concern.

We are currently researching documentation that will help us develop appropriate standards for Global Hand users. Examples include resources such as the following.

Feedback? We would be grateful to hear from you if you have:
  • Relevant resources
  • Comments or suggestions or stories
  • Stories of product unwisely/wisely placed.

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Global Hand is in the process of gathering resources such as the following.

World Travel Guide
This site has information about the climates of countries around the world.

Alertnet: Climate
Alertnet is a relief and development site with a detailed, disaster-specific climate guide. It focuses on events such as floods, typhoons, tornadoes, drought and climate change, and reports on the subsequent response.

World Climate
This site has a detailed climate guide, providing data such as the mean temperature and rainfall, for tens of thousands of places around the world. This information is essential for those planning to visit unknown or unusual climate conditions.