disaster response

Training of the National Disaster Response Team in Niamey, Niger

The IFRC-SRU consultancy mission aims to provide additional technical support to IA-LRC contributing to their general objective of: “Contributing to the improvement of the technical and operational shelter capacities of the NRC and the IA-LRC team in Niger”. The IFRC-SRU has proposed a methodology based on the following individual outcomes: Coordinate and facilitate the National […]

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The Urban Amplifier: Humanitarian Action in Urban Crises

The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) has taken stock of its funded interventions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its humanitarian response in urban environments. Based on an internal survey undertaken in 2017, this report highlights the wealth of experiences and good practices, and provides

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Urban Response Analysis Framework, IIED

The purpose of this Urban Response Analysis Framework (URAF) is to support the identification of appropriate multi-sector programme responses for urban contexts taking into consideration the needs and vulnerabilities of the population, and the wider internal and external operational context in which organisations operate and the displaced population lives. Multi-sectoral approaches and vulnerability assessments are

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Nepal Earthquake Lessons 2015

This lessons paper aims to assist operational agencies responding to the 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake. It provides 17 lessons drawn from experience of previous comparable disasters, based on evaluations, research papers and interviews with operational humanitarian practitioners. Key links to relevant information are provided after each lesson, with references provided at the end of

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National Disaster Preparedness and Response Mechanism Guidelines

This publication presents a set of practical guidelines that are designed to support National Societies in developing the processes, systems, teams and individuals involved in preparing for and responding to disasters. The guidelines acknowledge that response is first and foremost local, but that it takes place within the global solidarity of the International Red Cross

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Managing the Risk of Humanitarian Crises

The number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled over the past decade and is expected to keep rising. In early 2014, international aid organizations aimed to assist 52 million people in crisis, and millions more people sought help from their communities, local organizations and Governments.   The report published by OCHA emphasizes a shift towards a more anticipatory and preventative approach

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