The emergency items catalogue has been established by the International Federation and the International Committee of the Red Cross, with the support of National Societies. Its aim is to standardize and harmonize the selection and procurement of relief items during emergency operations. Standardization improves quality assurance, communication and reporting, and also helps prevent inappropriate donations.
The catalogue lists over 4,000 standard commodities with product specification details for each item. The catalogue provides information and assistance for suppliers, purchasers operational users such as logistics personnel, donors and national authorities involved in emergency operations.
The third edition was launched in 2009 (previous editions were issued in 2002 and 2004).
The online EIC management system enables a permanent data update.
View the emergency items catalogue.