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Emergency Relief Operations

Author : Kevin M. Cahill
ISBN : UOM:39015056487203
Genre : Aide humanitaire
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This book is a practical introduction to the fundamental issues in providing humanitarian relief in emergencies. Bringing together an internationally distinguished team of physicians, diplomats, scholars, activists, and other professionals, the book covers a wide range of crises. The essays form an essential introduction to the dynamics of aidb7s and responding to the effects of war, civil strife, epidemics, and other emergencies.
Category: Aide humanitaire

Humanitarian Logistics

Author : Alessandra Cozzolino
ISBN : 9783642301865
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73.60 MB
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​​​​​​​​​​​​Humanitarian logistics has received increasing interest both from logistics academics and practitioners as a result of the dramatic increase in both natural and man-made disasters. The impact on affected populations can be all the more limited as much as the logistics operations in response to emergencies are effective and efficient. Collaboration with various relevant actors involving in the emergency resolution can help to reduce costs, increase speed, and improve the leanness/agility level in the humanitarian supply chain, and viceversa, poor coordination among them is cited as an explanation for performance gaps. As disasters become increasingly complex better collaboration not only with government agencies, military units, humanitarian organizations, but also through partnerships with private business becomes more and more important. However, such partnerships are not easy as organizations in the two sectors are extremely different. The main aim of this study is exploring more in depth the partnership between profit and non-profit in emergency relief operations, with a specific attention to the cross-learning potential for both the logistics service provider (profit) and the humanitarian organization (non-profit).
Category: Business & Economics

A Guide To Food And Health Relief Operations For Disasters

Author : Protein-Calorie Advisory Group of the United Nations System
ISBN : PSU:000006422585
Genre : Disaster relief
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Abstract: Disasters result from breakdowns in the relationship between man and his environment. They are precipitated by man-made or environmental factors. Five operational activities are applicable to all disasters: 1) immediate post-disaster relief; 2) short-term rehabilitation; 3) reconstruction; 4) disaster mitigration and prevention; 5) preparedness for relief. The guide emphasizes; 1) preparedness planning for post-disaster relief operations; and 2) implementation of food supply, nutrition, medical, and health relief strategies. Important activities to support food and medical relief are included. The section on rehabilitation and reconstruction activities help to merge immediate action programs with long-range plans. Procedures for action may be defined in a series of workshops. Simple, inexpensive studies should fill gaps in information. Recommended actions are listed.
Category: Disaster relief

Last Mile Logistics For Disaster Relief Supply Chain Management Challenges And Opportunities For Humanitarian Aid And Emergency Relief

Author : Michael Decker
ISBN : 9783954896585
Genre : Business & Economics
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Due to the latest catastrophes caused by both man and nature, humanitarian logistics has received increasing interest from academics, practitioners and specialists. These interests are increased as well by an expanding market of disaster relief and by the fact that disaster relief supply chains are complex and dynamic, not to mention that they have a lot of uncertainties that make operations very complicated. Especially in disaster relief, the supply chains have to be fast, agile and flexible in order to rapidly provide the appropriate amount, and type of emergency supplies, to minimize human suffering or death. The last mile distribution is the final stage of the disaster relief supply chain, i.e. the delivery of relief supplies from local distribution centres to beneficiaries affected by disasters.The aim of this paper is to give an overview of supply chains in disaster relief, identify the main problems of the last mile distribution in disaster relief operations, describe optimization possibilities of the private sector, and examine the applicability for disaster situations.
Category: Business & Economics

Guide For All Hazard Emergency Operations Planning

Author : Kay C. Goss
ISBN : 078814829X
Genre :
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Meant to aid State & local emergency managers in their efforts to develop & maintain a viable all-hazard emergency operations plan. This guide clarifies the preparedness, response, & short-term recovery planning elements that warrant inclusion in emergency operations plans. It offers the best judgment & recommendations on how to deal with the entire planning process -- from forming a planning team to writing the plan. Specific topics of discussion include: preliminary considerations, the planning process, emergency operations plan format, basic plan content, functional annex content, hazard-unique planning, & linking Federal & State operations.

Humanitarian Assistance In Disaster Situations

Author :
ISBN : 9789275123010
Genre : Disaster relief
File Size : 43.56 MB
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Humanitarian assistance operations can provide crucial help to benefit a country ravaged by disaster if they are based on an impartial assessment of real needs. However, a hurried and misguided response may only contribute to chaos. This new guide contains practical advice and recommendations for effective emergency assistance in disaster situations. Examples include: donors should not compete among themselves to satisfy the more visible needs of the affected country; it is more economical, appropriate and hygienic to buy new articles locally than to send used items; and that any assistance should complement, rather than duplicate, the measures used by the affected country.
Category: Disaster relief

Managing Disaster In The Ionian Sea

Author : Adamantios Mitsotakis
ISBN : OCLC:648153949
Genre : Emergencies
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The increasing complexity and magnitude of global emergency relief operations create a critical need for effective and efficient disaster relief logistics. The irregular demand patterns and unusual constraints inherent in large-scale emergencies present unique challenges to logistic systems. Indeed, the logistical needs frequently surpass the capabilities of current emergency response approaches. Our country (Greece) is one of the most seismically active areas in the world. Furthermore, the topography of Greece, with its mountainous terrain and multiple islands, presents challenges in implementing disaster relief operations, especially if one occurs on an island. This project will examine the use of linear programming techniques for optimizing earthquake disaster relief operations in an insular environment. Furthermore, we should note that such problems have direct application to the military environment because assets (personnel, equipment, etc.) of the armed forces are often utilized in disaster relief operations.
Category: Emergencies

Disaster Relief In The Asia Pacific

Author : Minako Sakai
ISBN : 9781134657186
Genre : Social Science
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A UN report recently found that the Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region. Indeed, considering that the region accounts for more than half of the total number of disasters in the world, building capacity and resilience to mitigate the devastating impact of disasters is a pressing task for local actors. This book takes a regional, multidisciplinary and multi-actor approach to improve understandings of how various actors respond to natural and human-induced disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the ideas and activities of four different categories of agents: civil society; military and state institutions; local cultural knowledge and the media; and economic initiatives, and these themes are approached from various academic disciplines, ranging from anthropology and cultural studies to economics, human geography and political science. The contributors draw their findings from a variety of countries in the region, including China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar and Samoa, and importantly, focus on the interconnection between vulnerability and resilience. In turn, the book highlights how the nature and magnitude of disasters are influenced by social conditions, and aims to contribute to policies that prioritize development opportunities to enhance resilience. Further, it explores the complicated and multifaceted role of agency in building resilience, and presents a comparative framework for analysis and key findings from the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of this book on recent and ongoing disasters makes it a topical and timely contribution to the growing field of disaster management, and as such it will appeal to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies and Asian politics.
Category: Social Science

Managing Humanitarian Relief

Author : Eric James
ISBN : UOM:39015079209600
Genre : Social Science
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is aimed at relief workers charged with putting together a programme of action to help people in extreme crisis. It provides humanitarian relief managers with a single comprehensive reference for all the management issues they are likely to encounter in emergency situations.
Category: Social Science

Situation Desperate

Author : Defense Department
Genre : History
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT -OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Traces the federal program from its tentative beginnings in the 19th century to the enactment of a permanent federal policy on disaster assistance in 1950. Explains how the Engineers came to acquire that mission during the great Mississippi River flood of 1882. Describes the development of the Corps' statutory authorities and the Army's regulations for emergency operations. Tells the stories of Corps and Army Engineer operations during various calamities."
Category: History

International Thesaurus Of Refugee Terminology

Author : Jean Aitchison
ISBN : 0792305043
Genre : Law
File Size : 35.72 MB
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This new, expanded edition contains more than 1800 business & trade terms translated from English into German, Spanish, French & Italian. More than 400 new words & expressions -- dealing with banking, finance & telecommunications -- have been added since the last, highly successful edition. An indispensable guide for businessmen, lawyers, bankers, exporters & teachers.
Category: Law

Adb Oecd Anti Corruption Initiative For Asia And The Pacific Curbing Corruption In Tsunami Relief Operations

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264041387
Genre :
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The Indian Ocean tsunami that hit South and Southeast Asia in December 2004 was one of the worst natural calamities of recent times, the scale of the devastation to coastal communities across the region almost incomprehensible. As befits a disaster ...

Disaster Planning And Control

Author : William M. Kramer
ISBN : 9781593701895
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 43.66 MB
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In this new book, Bill Kramer examines the complexities of disaster planning and control, covering the concepts of disaster management, development of disaster and emergency operation plans, and much more. Through examples and case studies, the book is designed to allow the fire officer to study how the fire service has been involved with responding to various disasters and, by learning from the past and understanding the concepts presented, make a difference in the overall outcome of future events. Disaster Planning and Control will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in disaster response--from the frontline worker to the highest elected official. This book is written to the FESHE model curriculum for the Disaster Planning and Recovery course.
Category: Political Science

Emergency Management In Health Care

Author : Joint Commission Resources, Inc
ISBN : 9781599407012
Genre : Medical
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Offers a resource as health care organizations plan for managing emergencies. This title helps them assess their own needs, better prepare staff to respond to the events most likely to occur, and develop a level of preparedness sufficient to address a range of emergencies.
Category: Medical

Emergency Management

Author : Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
ISBN : 9781598841107
Genre : Reference
File Size : 89.51 MB
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This work is the first nontechnical guide to the principles, practices, policies, and profession of emergency management. * Numerous primary source documents include key legislation as well as FEMA policies and publications * A chronology lists major disasters in the United States along with key emergency management developments
Category: Reference