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Disaster Relief

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A considerable body of research exists on disaster and relief recommendations. We are drawing upon these to extract those components that are in-kind specific.

Standards

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Global Hand Standards introductory page You can also view this page in German. Diese Seite ist auch auf Deutsch verfĂĽgbar.

1.4 Clothing or footwear or accessories or fabric

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Global Hand recommends The Sphere Project's Minimum Standards, where applicable to clothing. "The people affected by the disaster have sufficient blankets and clothing to provide protection from the climate and to ensure their dignity, safety and well-being."

2.1 Freight: Supply Chain Management

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Global Hand recommends The Sphere Project's Minimum Standards (Sphere), where applicable to logistics and transportation.

Global Hand Principles

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Global Hand, and its parent NGO, Crossroads Foundation, aims to ensure that aid given is good aid. You can find a range of standards, specific to sectors of the disaster and development spectrum, in our Standards, Guidelines and Toolkits section. A high level summary of Global Hand's standards...

Technological

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It is possible to give equipment that, while generous, is technologically inappropriate if, for example, it is of a sophistication that is unsuitable for use in the recipient's environment, or requiring technical support that is unavailable at the local level.

Cross-referential Issues

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The standards we are developing are both specific and cross-referential, the latter relating, in part or full, to the various sections listed under the Product, Services and Management headings.

Cultural

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When goods sent are culturally inappropriate, it is possible to deepen the pain of those already struggling against hardship. Sensitivity is critical.

Climatic

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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.

Cargo / Transportation

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Cargo handling can be an issue in aid quality. If goods are packed inappropriately for the recipients’ needs, the consignment can prove labour intensive for the distributors whose normal programmes may be affected accordingly.