Theme: Disaster law
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.
The role of law may not necessarily spring to mind when thinking about how to prepare for a disaster, but this was just what national authorities and the South Sudan Red Cross had put on the table as they discussed the importance of having a disaster risk management law and policy in place.
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.
The prominence of gender inequality in disasters and exposure to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) after disasters are increasingly recognised.
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).
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, lo …
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.