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Regulation and Management of International Emergency Medical Teams

Ville de Goyet, Claude de; Perez Calderon, Luis Jorge; Saimiento, Juan Pablo et al., Eds.: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the issues in regulating and managing international emergency in a selection of large and small-scale sudden onset disasters (SODs). In doing so, it aims to contribute to several key international commitments as well as its objective in disasters and emergencies to “reduce the consequences the event may have on world health and its social and economic implications”.

Gestion des dépouilles mortelles lors de catastrophes : manuel pratique à l’usage des premiers intervenants. 2ième éd., rév.

Cordner, S.; Coninx, R.; Kim, J.-J. et al. (Éd.), Eds.: Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), Organisation panaméricaine de la santé, Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, (2016)

La deuxième édition de ce manuel fournit des directives simples, concrètes et faciles à suivre pour la récupération et le stockage des corps des personnes décédées lors de catastrophes et l’enregistrement des informations les concernant, l’objectif étant d’aider les premiers intervenants à faire en sorte que les morts soient traités avec respect et que les informations indispensables pour leur identification ultérieure soient enregistrées comme il se doit.
Cette version révisée et actualisée de l’ouvrage incorpore l’expérience acquise lors de catastrophes récentes, comme le typhon Haiyan qui a touché les Philippines en 2013, l’épidémie d’Ebola qui s’est déclarée en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2014 et 2015, et le tremblement de terre qui a frappé le Népal en 2015. Elle comporte également plusieurs annexes traitant de diverses questions, telles que la prise en charge des dépouilles des victimes d’une épidémie de maladie infectieuse, la planification des sites d’inhumation et l’utilisation des analyses ADN lors de catastrophes de grande ampleur.

Personal Safety & Security Handbook

Bickley, Shaun, Eds.: CARE International, (2014)

CARE International’s Personal Safety & Security Handbook has been developed to provide practical personal safety and security advice and guidance to all staff working in CARE offices and field sites throughout the world.
Each section has a detailed list of contents at the beginning and cut-out tabs to allow fast access to topics. Symbols and easy referencing are used throughout the handbook to help you find what you need quickly.

Safety and security for national humanitarian workers

Stoddard, Abby ; Harmer, Adele ; Haver, Katherine, Eds.: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), (2011)

Annex I to: To stay and deliver, good practice for humanitarians in complex security environments

The principal findings of the report include that despite overall improvements in aid agencies’ security risk management, national aid workers perceive continued inequities in security support compared with their international counterparts. National aid workers, while less subject to major attacks per capita than international aid workers, nevertheless form the majority of victims, and their specific security needs require more attention.

Health Care in Danger: The Responsibilities of Health-Care Personnel Working in Armed Conflicts and Other Emergencies

Coupland, Robin M.; Breitegger, Alex, Eds.: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), (2013)

A guidance document in simple language for health personnel, setting out their rights and responsibilities in conflict and other situations of violence. It explains how responsibilities and rights for health personnel can be derived from international humanitarian law, human rights law and medical ethics.The document gives practical guidance on: - The protection of health personnel, the sick and the wounded; - Standards of practice; - The health needs of particularly vulnerable people; - Health records and transmission of medical records; - "Imported" health care (including military health care); - Data gathering and health personnel as witnesses to violations of international law; - Working with the media

Disaster Response in Asia and the Pacific: A Guide to International Tools and Services

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), (2013)

The guide is designed to help disaster managers in national Governments gain basic knowledge of how to use international tools and services. It aims to support the growing disaster response and disaster response preparedness capabilities that exist at national level across Asia and the Pacific.
The guide is for national disaster management organizations (NDMOs) and line ministries involved in disaster response and disaster response preparedness. It is also a reference document for representatives of intergovernmental organizations, civilsociety actors and disaster-affected people.
The guide concentrates on key tools and services that can be helpful to disaster managers during the response and response preparedness phases of the disaster programme cycle.

Handbook of Humanitarian Health Care Logistics, Designing the Supply Network and Managing the Flows of Information and Health Care Goods in Humanitarian Assistance during Complex Political 3rd edition

McGuire, George, (2015)

Large File 92 MB. The preview contains only the table of content.
Please click on the website link for downloading the handbook as complete pdf-document (92.9 MB)
The document can also be downloaded free of charge from Google books.

No time to retreat, First annual synthesis report on progress since the World Humanitarian Summit

David, K; Ridsdel, B; Yarlett, K et al., Eds.: OCHA, (2017)

At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016, leaders made over 3,700 commitments to advance the Agenda for Humanity. In their first self-reports against these commitments, 142 stakeholders described the efforts they made from June to December 2016 to realize this ambitious vision. The 2017 annual synthesis report on progress provides a summary of their collective achievements around the 5 Core Responsibilities and 24 Transformations of the Agenda for Humanity. Executive summary in

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