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Disaster Alert!!

Pakistan was hit by the wost earthquake in its history on 8th October, 2005.  I have compiled a list of useful weblinks for those working on rescue, relief and rehabilitation:

This Site provides and gathers Demographic, Disaster, Access, and Assistance data and maps on all Earthquake Affected Villages in Pakistan to Help Coordinate Relief Efforts

http://www.risepak.com/

Pakistan-specific health related information on earthquake response

www.whopak.org/disaster/

About Water and Sanitation in Disaster Situations

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/tsunami_qa/en/

This book is designed to assist those involved in planning and implementing emergency sanitation programmes

http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/publications/details.php?book=1%2084380%20005%205

 

Complete guides on all health related aspects of disaster mitigation and management

http://www.ifrc.org/what/health/relief/guide.asp

 

Training manual on Disaster Assessment, basically for UN system but useful for all

http://www.proventionconsortium.org/files/undp/DisasterAssess.pdf

 

Large collection of electronic resources for disaster mitigation

http://www.proventionconsortium.org/toolkit.htm

 

Minimum Standards for Humanitarian Assistance

http://www.sphereproject.org

 

Engineering related information on earthquake relief

http://www.adpc.net/infores/hazard-eq.html

 

An exhaustive field guide on all sorts of disaster response (large file size)

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/resources/pdf/fog_v3.pdf

 

Manual from India for training local level institutions for disaster management

http://www.undp.org.in/VRSE/docsNmnls/Block%20DIsaster%20Training%20Manual.pdf

 

UNCRD Community Based Disaster Management Guidelines

http://www.hyogo.uncrd.or.jp/publication/01project.htm

 

A reconstruction manual from India, focussing mainly on institutional and policy side

http://www.tcgillc.com/tcgidocs/TCGI%20Disaster%20Guide.pdf

 

Training manual on Disaster Mitigation, basically for UN system but useful for all

http://www.undmtp.org/english/Disaster_mitigation/disaster_mitigation.pdf

 

Training manual on Reconstruction, basically for UN system but useful for all

http://www.undmtp.org/english/rehabilitation/rehabilitation.pdf

 

Annotated list of links to a large number of disaster related websites

http://www.makingcitieswork.org/urbanThemes/Disaster/Reconstruction

 

Guidelines on post disaster reconstruction

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/fema_apa_ch4.pdf