The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the IFRC hosted a 3-day workshop to analyse the regulatory complications around the delivery of food aid, and to develop tools and strategies to avoid these issues in future.
The event was designed to assist key stakeholders, such as lawmakers and disaster management officials of the governments of East Africa and their humanitarian partners to make best use of the IDRL Guidelines and related norms for cross-border and international disaster assistance in the context of the Horn of Africa.
Materials for participants:
An Overview of the International Disaster Response Law in Uganda (Francis Buwule, Uganda Red Cross)
AU's Role in Promoting Humanitarian Coordination (Rita Amukhobu, AU)
IDRL & Regional Co-ordination (Iain Logan, IFRC)
IGAD Regional Platform for Ending Drought Emergencies (Yufnalis Okubo, IGAD)
Law and Legal Issues in International Disaster Response (David Fisher, IFRC)
Model Act for the Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance (Pilot Version) (David Fisher, IFRC)
Model Act - Discussion group feedback (David Fisher, IFRC)
Operations in the Horn of Africa - some identified legal issues (Sanne Boswijk, IFRC)
Regional arrangements for disaster cooperation in other parts of the world (David Fisher, IFRC)
The State of Affairs of Operationalizing the New DRM Approach in Ethiopia (Tadesse Bekele, Early Warning and Response Directorate Ethiopia)
The United Nations System and its Humanitarian Role (Gabriella Waaijman, UN OCHA)
Transit States – Model Act (Gabriella Waaijman, UN OCHA)