Organizations and Websites
American Red Cross — The lead agency dealing with humanitarian relief in the USA.
Global Disaster Report — The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including news, maps and V. OSOCC.
International Disaster Database — A specialised, validated database on disasters that facilitates preparedness, thereby reducing vulnerability to disasters and improving disaster management.
Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction — The Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction (GADR) is headquartered at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, under the institutional leadership of the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems (GIEES), has evolved as an epistemic community of more than 1000 experts on disaster reduction and related aspects of sustainable development, representing regional, national and international organizations and institutions, among which are the United Nations, the World Bank, national and regional environmental and disaster mitigation agencies, institutes and relief organizations.
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction — The ISDR aims at building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development, with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to natural hazards and related technological and environmental disasters.
Global Disaster Information Network — A voluntary, independent, self-sustaining, non-profit association with an interest in facilitating the provision of the right information, in the right format, to the right people in time to make the right decisions. It is committed to assist disaster managers find the information they need, particularly when other means have failed, to develop unique information sharing procedures that augment the existing system, to foster the development of new disaster information technologies and to foster professional development.
World Health Organization — The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
International Center for Enterprise Preparedness — The International Center for Enterprise Preparedness is the world's first major academic center dedicated to private sector crisis management and business continuity. Businesses and other private sector organizations set the initial mission of the Center and remain engaged on an ongoing basis in its evolution. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provided the core funding for this initiative to create a truly international resource for education and research in this vital area.