Supporting and managing volunteers during emergencies

Spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers - our neighbors and ordinary citizens, often arrive on site at a disaster ready to help. Supporting and managing them should be a priority in order to prevent creating a new problem against an existing problem.

This Collection contains relevant recommendations and operational guidelines in supporting and managing volunteers during emergencies. Current guidance comes from leading global organizations, government bodies and non-profit organizations: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United Parcel Service (UPS), Corporation for National and Community Service, HM Government.

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Building waste and debris management

This collection contains guidelines, plans, and strategies for the management of debris in the aftermath of disasters. Resources are in English.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Congressional Research Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Educational Infrastructure and Supplies in Emergencies

The "Educational Infrastructure and Supplies in Emergencies" Collection presents guidance, information and case studies on educational infrastructure and supplies in emergencies. Feel free to send resource suggestions, request further information and send your comments to Simon Devine (simon.devine@wwep.org.uk).

Supporting children's education during emergencies

After disaster strikes, children's education is often put on hold due to the shortage of facilities and resources. This collection contains information and guidelines to help educators continue teaching children despite the change in their surroundings.
Current guidance comes from leading global organizations: European Commission, Global Education Cluster, Handicap International, International Network for Education in Emergencies, International Rescue Committee, Inc., Save The Children Fund, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
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