Research and consultations over the last ten years have demonstrated that managing international disaster assistance operations has become increasingly complex. The absence of specific domestic procedures can make it difficult for affected states to effectively oversee, regulate and facilitate the entry of life-saving relief.
Natural hazards cause massive human suffering and adversely affecting the realisation of sustainable development.
In the face of climate change, the world continues to witness frequent and large-scale disasters. In the rst half of 2017 alone, 149 natural disasters occurred in 73 countries resulting in 3,162 deaths, affecting 80 million people and resulting in the estimated loss of US$32.4 billioni.
The Guidelines are a set of recommendations to governments on how to pre- pare their disaster laws and plans for the common regulatory problems in international disaster relief operations.
This study reviews experiences with the regulation and management of international emergency medical teams in 14 major disaster operations from 2003-2015 in countries around the world. It was prepared collaboratively by the IFRC and WHO.
It is widely acknowledged that disasters affect women, men, boys, and girls in different ways. Socio-economic conditions, traditional practices, and cultural beliefs, often mean that women and their children are disproportionately affected; facing increased risk of death, injury, loss of livelihoods and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
The 2017 Asia Pacific Disaster Law Snapshot looks at the benefits of having a good disaster law, provides an overview of the ongoing and completed work of the Disaster Law Programme in Asia Pacific, and lists the resources and tools available.
The IFRC’s Disaster Law Programme assists National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support their authorities in developing and applying state of the art disaster-related legislation, policies and procedures.
This report was drafted at the request of the IFRC and the Colombian Red Cross Society in cooperation with the Department of Risk Management of the Colombian Ministry of Justice and the Interior.
This report outlines the results of a country case study undertaken during December 2016 in Zimbabwe. It is part of a global IFRC initiative on ‘Effective law and policy for addressing gender in disaster risk management and sexual and gender-based viol …