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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.

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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.

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

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The Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), is an initiative of the UN to provide constantly updated news and analysis for the humanitarian community (with respect to natural and man-made disaster situations). The networks target decision-makers in relief agencies, host and donor...

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Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporate Donors

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Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporate Donors, a report based upon lessons learned from a year-long study by a joint working group of the European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations, suggests that grant-makers can be more effective and strategic in...

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USAID Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response

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USAID Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response contains information on general responsibilities for those responding to disasters, reference material for assessing and reporting on populations at risk, information on working with the military in the field, and a glossary of...

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Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations

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This paper draws on experience from the responses to a number of urban disasters. It highlights key lessons to guide local authorities, national governments, international agencies, the private sector, learning centres and community organisations in approaching the specific challenges of addressing...

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Mennonite Disaster Service

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Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network through which various constituencies of the Anabaptist church can respond to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.

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Guide for Effective Aid - Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)

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The South American branch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has prepared a set of guidelines to assist relief organisations in sending effective aid to support disasters. The guidelines advise on what a relief organisation should do immediately after a disaster. Also listed are items that...

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Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience

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Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience, a report, discusses the role of businesses in the relief, recovery and reconstruction process, of natural disasters. It presents an eight point plan for developing an employee engagement approach to disaster response....

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European Commission Humanitarian Operation (ECHO) - Regulation

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This page contains the full text of EU regulation 83/181, concerning the ''exemption from value added tax on the final importation of certain goods''. Articles 40-55 are specific to VAT exemption for charitable goods and disaster relief work. The situations where VAT exemption applies are similar...