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The Regulation and Management of Emergency Medical Teams

IFRC & WHO, 26 July 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have launched a comprehensive report entitled “The Regulation and Management of International Emergency Medical Teams”.

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Implementing the Law on Disaster Management in Cambodia: Developing Subsidiary Legislation

IFRC and UNDP, 7 July 2017
61 pp

The IFRC in partnership with UNDP, worked with the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to research and make recommendations on how to best implement the Law on Disaster Management through the development of subsidiary Legislation. This report, includes an analysis of the provisions and overall priorities of the DM law, as well as Cambodia’s commitments to regional and international cooperation and disaster risk reduction. Such commitments include the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR). The research process included key informant interviews ,focus group discussions in addition to making an assessment of the law and proposed decrees using key disaster law tools such as the IDRL Guidelines and the Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Strengthening Law and DRR in Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia)

IFRC and PMI, 14 June 2017

This study analyses the laws related to disaster risks in Indonesia using the pilot version of the ‘Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction’, which was developed jointly by IFRC and UNDP through a global consultation process. This report is the result of an integrated research process that combined desk-based legal research with stakeholder interviews in-country, followed by a multistakeholder consultation workshop held in February 2016 to verify the research findings and explore relevant issues with participants. It provides a ‘legal mapping’ of the laws and regulations that address disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Indonesia, analysing them against the questions contained in the Checklist and assessing their implementation based on stakeholder feedback and secondary sources. It is intended to provide law, policy and decision-makers with an analysis for consideration in future developments of the legal framework for DRR and its implementation.

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Report from the Asia Pacific Disaster Law Field School 2017

IFRC, 27 April 2017

The first ever Asia Pacific Regional Disaster Law Field School, co-hosted by Australian Red Cross and IFRC, was held from the 23-27 April 2017 in Sydney Australia. Over four days, the participants immersed themselves in key international and regional legal and policy frameworks for disaster risk management. The Field School brought together representatives from 12 priority Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, governments, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre, as well as UN agencies including UNOCHA and UNDP. The Field School also promoted cross-regional collaboration, by bringing together regional organisations such as the Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Secretariat for Pacific Community (SPC), and the Centre for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC).

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Report on the Consultation on Strengthening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Assistance in Bangladesh

, 16 April 2017

A Consultation on Strengthening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Assistance in Bangladesh was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 16 April 2017. Discussions were held on legal challenges and opportunities in providing and receiving humanitarian assistance in emergencies, including recommendations on amendment on Disaster Management Act and other rules through incorporating relevant points from the IDRL Guidelines into the Bangladesh Framework.

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Workshop Report - Law and Policy for Disaster Risk Management in South Sudan

IFRC, 21 March 2017

The workshop report on Law and Policy for Disaster Risk Management in South Sudan that was hosted by the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Risk Management, the South Sudan Red Cross Society (SSRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Juba on 21 and 22 March 2017.

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Outcome document - Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter and Settlements for Disaster-Affected Communities

IFRC, 15 December 2016

A roundtable discussion on Housing, Land and Property Regulatory Barriers to Shelter and Settlements in Disaster-Affected Communities was held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The roundtable discussion was intended primarily for the Philippine Red Cross national and field shelter officers and field operation heads. Participants from IFRC, British Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross and shelter cluster members IOM, Catholic Relief Service, Habitat for Humanity attended the second day of the roundtable discussion. This is the outcome document from that 2 day roundtable discussion.

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Strengthening Law and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Indonesia

IFRC, 15 December 2016
98 pp

This study analyses the laws related to disaster risks in Indonesia using the pilot version of the ‘Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction’, which was developed jointly by IFRC and UNDP through a global consultation process. This report is the result of an integrated research process that combined desk-based legal research with stakeholder interviews in-country, followed by a multistakeholder consultation workshop held in February 2016 to verify the research findings and explore relevant issues with participants. It provides a ‘legal mapping’ of the laws and regulations that address disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Indonesia, analysing them against the questions contained in the Checklist and assessing their implementation based on stakeholder feedback and secondary sources. It is intended to provide law, policy and decision-makers with an analysis for consideration in future developments of the legal framework for DRR and its implementation.

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International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Samoa

IFRC, 9 May 2016
93 pages

This report was commissioned to examine Samoa’s legal and policy frameworks relating to disaster response, in particular the effectiveness of these frameworks in facilitating the smooth entry of international humanitarian assistance into Samoa during a disaster. This report aims to examine the relevant legal and policy frameworks in Samoa against the recommendations contained in the “IDRL Guidelines”. This report also uses the IFRC’s Model Act for the Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance as a guidance tool.

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