IASC In-Country Team Self-Assessment Tool for Natural Disaster Response Preparedness

IASC In-Country Team Self-Assessment Tool for Natural Disaster Response Preparedness

Published Date

July 15, 2005

In most humanitarian emergencies (complex and natural) the UN agencies and the members of the international humanitarian community responding to the disaster will encounter armed actors. Now more than ever, there are likely to be multiple types of forces: foreign, international or multinational forces. When such actors are present there are significant coordination challenges in the realms of security, medical evacuation, logistics, transport, communications, information management, etc.

This concept paper describes when and how UN Civil-Military Coordination Officers are to be mobilized, deployed and employed in emergencies where there is likely to be a need for the humanitarian community to coordinate with military forces and to protect humanitarian space. The document contains mechanisms for triggering deployment, reporting lines and authority, the role of UN Civil-Military Coordination officers and scope of activities. These activities include structures, location and staffing, and finally transition strategy.

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Product Category

Natural Disasters

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Public