Legal issues are often invisible in emergencies, but effective disaster laws underpin the safety of our homes, the efficiency of emergency responders and the success of recovery efforts.
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Key disaster law issuesLearn more about the key legal areas of interest to the IFRC: IDRL, law and disaster risk reduction, regulatory barriers to post-disaster shelter, and volunteer legislation.
Interactive introduction to IDRLThrough dialogue and interactive puzzles, this online training module provides an overview of some of the most common legal problems in international disaster relief operations in under 30 minutes.
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