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  Red Cross Red Crescent - Annual Report 2002 - Disaster management
Members participated in relief coordination for disasters such as the European floods and drought assessments in Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Its first activity was a two-day International Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness where 150 meteorologists, policy-makers and representatives of humani-tarian relief organizations discussed ways of limiting the impact of climate change on the lives of vulnerable people.
The disaster relief emergency fund (DREF) is the Federation's main tool for providing money to start operations in times of disaster.
www.ifrc.org /publicat/ar/ar2002/disaster.asp   (714 words)

  Disaster of Annual - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "Disaster of Annual" was a major military defeat suffered by the Spanish army on July 22, 1921 at Annual in northeastern Morocco during the Rif War.
The political crisis brought about by this disaster led Indalecio Prieto to say in the Congress of Deputies: "We are at the most acute period of Spanish decadence.
The Disaster of Annual seems to have been consciously erased from the collective Spanish memory, but two novels written in the immediate aftermath give a very good idea of the events: Iman, by Ramón J. Sender; and La Ruta by Arturo Barea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Disaster_of_Annual   (583 words)

 NEMO's Annual Call for Disaster Plans
Disaster Management is not only about hurricanes, but it is also about securing the corporate activities of businesses.
This is mainly as a result of the absence of a plan to continue operations after the event.
It is the mandate of NEMO and; the moral and financial obligation to be prepared for what may come.
www.stlucia.gov.lc /pr2006/may/nemos_annual_call_for_disaster_plans.htm   (293 words)

 PAHO/WHO - Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief - Annual Report 2005
Disasters outside the Region also had an impact on our annual workplan, as PAHO/WHO staff supported relief efforts related to the tsunami in south Asia, hurricane Katrina in the U.S. and the massive earthquake centered in the Kashmiri border area between India and Pakistan.
This was the case with a number of disasters in South America in 2005: earthquake in Tarapacá, Chile (June); earthquakes in Peru (September and October); floods in Venezuela (Nov.), Colombia (September and November), Bolivia (March, September and November); drought in Paraguay, Bolivia and Ecuador.
The fact that some Ministries of Health were self-sufficient in their response to these natural disasters illustrates that countries—and particularly the national disaster offices in the Ministries of Health—have improved their disaster preparedness and response capacity.
www.disaster-info.net /AnnualReport05/Documents/Response.htm   (1936 words)

 Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa - conferences
The annual conference of the Institute is the biggest disaster management conference in Africa and routinely attracts more than 300 delegates.The Institute is recognised as the mouthpiece of the Disaster Management profession in Southern Afica.
Africa’s largest annual disaster management conference returns to Hartenbos on the scenic Garden Route in the Western Cape, from 13-14 September 2006.
The internationally recognized annual Disaster Management Conference for Africa, presented by the Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa, a professional body recognized by SALGA and the UN/ISDR.
www.disaster.co.za /conferences.htm   (200 words)

 International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
MDG #1 Loss of resource-based livelihood, increased extreme poverty The National Agency for Disaster Management is moving towards a community-based disaster risk management system to counter the effects of disasters such as severe drought and epidemic diseases which reduced the total number of Mongolian livestock by a third.
Encouraging the rearing of camels to substitute for cattle losses in drought-prone areas is another effective means of reducing the impact that a disaster such as a drought may have on Mongolian herders, thus protecting their livelihoods and survival further.
The OAS and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) are implementing a three-year programme to assist countries in the Caribbean region with the development of comprehensive, national hazard vulnerability reduction policies and associated implementation programmes, as well as the development and implementation of safer building training and certificate programmes.
www.unisdr.org /eng/mdgs-drr/summary-countries.htm   (3106 words)

 Minecountry - AHJ - Reflections on the Knox Mine Disaster
Seven persons affiliated with Knox, and 12 total, were found guilty of various crimes—although in the final analysis no individual or company was ever found guilty of illegal mining or negligence in the deaths of the 12 Knox mineworkers who left behind a total of 42 children and spouses.
Therefore, while the immediate effects of the disaster were emotional and economic, I believe that its long-lasting significance has become social and moral.
Act to transform the present by making certain that illegalities and corruptions (the fundamental causes of the disaster) are not tolerated in any form in the anthracite region—a transformation that will provide a fitting and enduring legacy for the 12 men who perished at Knox 45 years ago.
www.minecountry.com /homeMine/dispart.cfm?id=74   (979 words)

 Resources: ELCA Disaster Response
ELCA Domestic Disaster Response, through Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR is a collaborative ministry of the ELCA and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod), is active in long-term recovery from disaster in locations around the country.
The intention of this NVOAD resource on Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster is to encourage standards of best practice for all of us, whether we care for children, give spiritual counsel, help survivors sort through the remains of their home, or answer phones at a call-in center.
Contact ELCA Domestic Disaster Response communications if you have photos of Lutheran Disaster Response in action that you are willing to share with others.
www.elca.org /disaster/resources   (639 words)

 Disaster Response, Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church
The Conference Disaster Team is sponsoring a training of volunteers to become childcare providers for children who are victims of disaster.
Funds collected for this recovery effort may be given to the WI Annual Conference marked "2005 Storms Fund #7799." If you have any questions, please contact Billie LaBumbard at the Conference Office, 1.888.240.7328 or missionbillie@wisconsinumc.org.
The Conference Disaster Response Plan provides guidelines, suggestions, and (where appropriate) specific assignments for various conference personnel who will be involved with the implemenation of activity in response to a disaster.
www.wisconsinumc.org /disasterresponse/index.html   (1502 words)

 USAID Disaster Assistance: Home
The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID responsible for facilitating and coordinating U.S. Government emergency assistance overseas.
OFDA responds to all types of natural disasters, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, floods, droughts, fires, pest infestations, and disease outbreaks.
Responding to disasters requires rapid action, and helping communities recover from crisis involves strategic planning that must include the participation of beneficiaries and other stakeholders to successfully transition from relief assistance to rehabilitation and recovery.
www.usaid.gov /hum_response/ofda   (642 words)

 Disaster News Network: 'It all goes to disaster response'
The proceeds went to the Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren.
"It all goes to disaster response - this is what it's all about," said David Braune, disaster response coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic district of the Church of the Brethren.
In the auction's 24 years of existence, more than $915,000 has been donated to the Church of the Brethren's disaster fund - with the last two year's auctions bringing in more than $130,000 alone.
www.disasternews.net /news/news.php?articleid=2224   (488 words)

 Regulations Regarding Disasters and Disaster Waste: Local Government Library
Section 18794.0(g) If a jurisdiction includes information on disaster wastes in its annual report, "disaster" shall mean a natural catastrophe such as an earthquake, fire, flood, landslide, or volcanic eruption or, regardless of cause, any explosion, fire, or flood.
In order to be considered a disaster, a local emergency or a state of emergency shall have been duly proclaimed.
(c) "Disaster" means a natural catastrophe such as an earthquake, fire, flood, landslide, or volcanic eruption, or, regardless or cause, any explosion, fire, or flood.
www.ciwmb.ca.gov /LGlibrary/Disaster/Regulations.htm   (688 words)

 OpUSA Community Clinics Disaster Preparedness
Unfortunately, this training was not nearly enough – disaster “prep” requires annual training as turnover of staff in clinics is high.
These agreements will address the issues before the next disaster and guarantee that community clinics will have a designated role within their community as first responders and meet the funding requirements for reimbursement for such assistance.
With 27 years experience in international and domestic disaster response, Operation USA is well-equipped to facilitate a community-based emergency preparedness and response system for California.
www.opusa.org /whatwedo/disasterpreparedness.html   (359 words)

 Section 3
The best way to avoid disasters is to prevent them; the best way to reduce their severity is to be prepared to respond to them quickly and decisively.
One of the most important preparations that has to be made in the event of a disaster is the establishment of a written list of collection priorities which would determine what should be removed or treated first.
The best way for all staff members to begin their disaster contingency training is to read the entire disaster contingency manual from cover to cover, at least once.
www.si.edu /archives/report/disaster/three.htm   (2727 words)

 Richfield Public Safety - Disaster Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Major disasters can strike at any time, stressing the need for communities to prepare for disaster response and recovery.
When disaster strikes, the local government agency is in charge of all aspects of disaster response and recovery.
Disaster threats to Richfield include severe weather, plane accidents, and hazardous materials release.
www.ci.richfield.mn.us /police/EmergencyDivision/DisasterPlanning.htm   (117 words)

 AIS Disaster Recovery Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The plan is limited to restoration of critical application processing from AIS servers to the Campus backbone connection in the event of a localized disaster that affects the AIS computing infrastructure.
AIS Operations is responsible for the development, maintenance, and annual review of disaster recovery activities that would restore the computing infrastructure.
AIS Applications are responsible for the development, maintenance and review of disaster recovery specific to their applications.
www.ais.ucla.edu /ais/policies/disaster.htm   (222 words)

 Packaged Disaster Recovery Service Plan by Hainey Business Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The challenge of any disaster recovery process is to evaluate the risks and costs of a solution to its impact on the business.
Every business need to evaluate their own risks and define a minimum acceptable level of business infrastructure that is needed to maintain key business processes.
Our goal is to provide you with a Disaster Recovery Plan that is consistent, structured, cost-effective and enables your company to be confident should you encounter a disaster.
www.hbs-inc.com /dr.html   (632 words)

 What Every Annual Conference Should Know About UMCOR's Response to Disaster in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The goal of disaster response ministry is to strengthen and re-establish relationships between persons and God, persons and families, and persons and communities.
Because of this wide focus, UMCOR supports Annual Conferences as they seek out and give priority to those persons who can often be overlooked in a disaster.
When the need for rapid response and the scope of a catastrophic disaster call for it, UMCOR can provide a team of specialists skilled in the varied aspects of disaster response management to work alongside conference counterparts until the conference can assume full responsibility for the recovery operation.
gbgm-umc.org /umcor/umcorcan.stm   (778 words)

 Disaster Response VIM
Disaster Response Links (listed chronologically - most recent listed 1st - however, the response will continue for an extended period in all the locations listed and teams are urgently needed).
Disaster areas that receive volunteer teams for long term recovery require sufficient time to assess damage and coordinate a response.
Assistance in preparing a team for service in long term disaster recovery is available from your annual conference UMVIM Coordinator and your conference Disaster Coordinator.
www.umvim.org /Disaster_Response.htm   (2950 words)

 USD - Disaster Mental Health Institute
Our annual Summer Intensive Program for 2008 will be scheduled soon and provides in-depth training in disaster psychology.
Disaster Handouts and Educational Material are available on our web site for direct download.
DMHI faculty are engaged both nationally and internationally in disaster preparedness and response, crisis intervention, refugee mental health, service to Native American communities, and research.
www.usd.edu /dmhi   (529 words)

 FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance
Prevention, Mitigation, and Preparedness (PMP) is the channel through which FOCUS works to decrease a community’s vulnerability to natural disasters such as landslides, floods, mudslides, epidemics, and earthquakes, catastrophic rain or snow, and prepares them to respond rapidly and effectively to natural disasters.
FOCUS facilities the development of annual, comprehensive disaster response plans in local communities enabling families to be better informed about the potential consequences of natural and manmade disasters.
FOCUS designed the Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) programme to enable disaster resilient communities by training men and women in vital skill sets and empowering them with basic technical knowledge required to respond, survive and recover from disasters.
www.akdn.org /focus/disaster_mitigation.html   (910 words)

 Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center
The 26th Annual International Disaster Management Conference 2005 has been designed to meet the educational needs of all persons and agencies involved with emergency preparedness, response, and disaster recovery.
This year’s Planning Committee acknowledges the unique role that the myriad of first responders, response agencies and communities play in planning for, responding to, and mitigating disasters.
The Planning Committee worked hard to recognize the diversity of the myriad of disaster management and response agencies and their unique educational needs.
www.femf.org /disaster2005.htm   (298 words)

 Disaster, Risk, and Society
There is a heck of a lot written on disasters, hazards, crises, catastrophes, etc. that do not include risk and there is a heck of a lot of material on risk that doesn't focus on disasters.
You may want to examine a particular disaster and its effects or you may want to focus on disaster mitigation or response or you may want to look at some aspect of risk.
The Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder is pleased to announce its third Annual Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition for undergraduate and graduate students.
www.wku.edu /~Douglas.Smith/S346syl2006.htm   (3529 words)

 Red Cross Red Crescent - Annual Report 2001 - Disaster management
Over the years, the Federation has developed its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) so that in the event of a disaster, resources are readily available while emergency appeals are launched.
In 2001, at the request of eight National Societies, FACT responded to both rapid onset disasters and slow and forgotten disasters in Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, India, Malawi, Mozambique, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
PADRU plays an essential coordinating role in disaster management in Latin America, contributing to regional National Society capacity to prepare for and respond to disasters.
www.ifrc.org /PUBLICAT/ar/ar2001/mgt.asp   (1133 words)

 American Red Cross
Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.
When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs.
In addition to these services, the core of Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently.
redcross.org /services/disaster/0,1082,0_319_,00.html   (193 words)

 Bulli Coal Mine Disaster
Controversy erupted when Ross (left) rejected Mary’s claims of payment and denied he had used the words "spare no expense", saying she did the duty out of kindness.
The events came to a head in April 1888 when Mary summoned the Bulli Colliery to the Sydney District Court in an endeavour to recover £20 and 5 shillings for "work done and services rendered" as a result of the Bulli disaster.
Mary Ann Jones was granted her £20 and 5shillings for services, plus court costs.
www.slackycreek.fcpages.com /Mine_Disaster_2.htm   (809 words)

 Disaster Preparedness -- American Academy of Family Physicians
The AAFP is connecting you to the information and resources you need to be prepared for disasters of many kinds.
Prepare Now -- Includes general disaster preparedness information and resources.
Volunteer to Help -- This resource from the AAFP gives you access to organizations that need volunteers during disasters and at all other times.
www.aafp.org /btresponse.xml   (141 words)

 USAID Disaster Assistance: Annual Reports Index
Hurricanes, heavy rainfall, and flooding led to the majority of disaster declarations in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, although volcanic eruptions, localized food insecurity, and an incident of methanol poisoning also required OFDA’s assistance.
OFDA directed approximately 80 percent of disaster response funds to emergencies in Sudan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the Horn of Africa.
In addition to responding to ongoing disasters, OFDA directed $78 million to prepare for and mitigate the hazards of potential disasters.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/publications/annual_reports   (488 words)

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