Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations: A Guide for Effective Aid

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Pan American Health Org, 1999 - Disaster relief - 20 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

A Regional Policy
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After a Disaster
10
Effects of Disasters
18
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