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United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC)

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is part of the United Nation’s international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993 with the mandate of assessing, coordinating and managing information during emergency response missions. It was designed to help the United Nations and governments of… Read More

The Leading Edge Programme (LEP)

The Leading Edge Programme is a global initiative of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with the active and committed participation of donor governments. The Leading Edge Programme aims to foster year-round collaboration between networks & technical experts in crisis preparedness and response to identify… Read More

Network of JEU Environmental Emergency Response Providers

The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit’s (JEU) network of response providers support international response to environmental emergencies by providing environmental and technical expertise during emergencies. The partners collaborate to better identify and address acute environmental risks quickly and consistently as an integral part of effective emergency response, at no cost… Read More

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation established by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People‚Äôs Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The framework of the SCO outlines the cooperation between the participating Member States… Read More

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an organization committed to strengthening regional cooperation among its Member States. It holds a Centre for Disaster Management and Preparedness targeting the development of mechanisms for collective emergency response. Through the organization, the participating Member States are work towards strengthening regional… Read More

How do the Climate Crisis and Conflicts Bind Humanitarians and Environmentalists?

This article by Wim Zwijnenburg (PAX for Peace) reflects on the growing interest and visibility of the environment during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2020 (HNPW) in Geneva and stresses the need to address environmental issues in humanitarian response. Photo: Oil slick in the… Read More

Organization of American States (OAS)

The Organization of American States (OAS) provides disaster assistance through the Inter-American Plan for Disaster Prevention and Response. It coordinates activities through sub-regional organisations such as CDEMA and CEPREDENAC. Read More

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