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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) provides near real-time alerts about natural and technological disasters around the world and tools to facilitate relief coordination, including news, maps and the Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Center. Disaster profiles include...

Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response 2011 edition

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Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, a 2011 revised handbook of The Sphere Project, sets out minimum standards for four sectors: water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.

GLIDE Codes for Disaster Identification

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GLIDE Codes for Disaster Identification provides a means by which data regarding natural and human disasters is collected and monitored by the Emergency and Disaster Information Services of the National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications of Budapest, Hungary. GLIDE...

Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations

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Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations, a guidebook, is designed to assist donors and recipients to make decisions that will have the greatest long-term benefit to countries affected by natural or complex disasters.

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...

Child care: an essential service for disaster recovery

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Extensive research has documented that the provision of child care services is essential to the economic health and vitality of a community. In disaster situations, when the economic life of local communities virtually grinds to a halt, workers with young children cannot resume their jobs unless...

Disaster Center

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Disaster Center provides information on disasters with the purpose being to understand the causes of disasters and mitigate for their consequences.

Disaster Database Project

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The Disaster Database Project is a collection of data on man-made and natural disasters around the world. Its focus is to capture critical data on events and to facilitate further exploration of incidents. As a living database, entries change as additional material on an event becomes available. It...

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...

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recommendation by the World Economic Forum

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Embracing the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is important for all actors – public, private and non-governmental. While robust cost/benefit analyses still need to be conducted, professionals in the field of disaster management argue that the human and economic costs of natural...