Tags: preparedness

Nepal’s Emergency Preparedness and Response System: Good practices, lessons learnt, and gaps

“Though landslides, floods and epidemics occur annually right across Nepal, this study focuses on just nine of the nation’s 75 districts: six in the Far- and Mid-West and three in the Eastern development regions. It further narrowed its focus to the 2008 flood of the Koshi River, the 2009 flash floods in Kailali and Kanchanpur …

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International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Nepal: A study on strengthening legal preparedness for international disaster response

This report reviews Nepal’s legal and policy framework for disaster response with a focus on large-scale emergencies that exceed national coping capacities. It analyses Nepal’s legal preparedness for disasters by assessing its legal framework against key international standards. The study aims to: Identify gaps and areas of good practice in addressing legal issues and implementing the key regional and …

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Seguridad en caso de tsunami

Guia para seguridad en caso de Tsunamis.  This document is a Tsunami Safety Checklist that gives you basic information on what to do and what supplies you need in case a tsunami occurs.

Building Urban Resilience workshop: Panama City, Panama

With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) brought together more than 50 participants from 16 national societies, as well as representatives from several of the Federation’s (IFRC) sub-regional offices and from the Red Cross regional and global reference centers, to share …

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Urban Preparedness. Lessons from the Kathmandu Valley.

In the context of the Nepal Red Cross and British Red Cross Earthquake Preparedness for Safer Communities programme (EPS) in Kathmandu, this study focuses on identifying key learning points on community engagement and local  and national action in a complex urban disaster management. Link to document http://www.preventionweb.net/files/36764_36764urbanpreparednesskathmandufull.pdf

Drought preparedness, impact and response: A case of the Eastern Cape and Free State provinces of South Africa

Drought is a major disaster in South Africa in terms of total economic loss and number of people affected. This study investigated and analysed the preparedness, impact of and response by the farming community to the 2007/2008 drought using the Eastern Cape and Free State provinces of South Africa as case studies. Major findings of this study included inadequacy of …

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Just In Time Disaster Training – Library

An on-line video library developed by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access Just In Time Disaster Training videos. The library hosts more than 50 videos covering a wide range of topics. Training video library http://www.drc-group.com/project/jitt.html