Nine lessons to consider in urban response
Posted on 14 December 2012
Today, ALNAP is publishing nine important lessons to consider when responding to urban disasters. Focusing mainly on earthquakes and flooding, this latest ALNAP Lessons Paper attempts to capture what is currently known about disaster response in urban contexts taking into account recent urban disasters such Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines (2009), the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and the Northeast Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
Who is the paper for?
The paper is intended as a field resource to be referred to in pre-deployment training and during emergency response. It will be useful for people in planning and implementing relief and early recovery operations in urban areas. Although the paper is targeted at people working for international agencies, the majority of lessons will also be valuable to civil society organisations and national government agencies.
Download: ALNAP Lessons Paper ‘Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations’
French and Spanish versions of this Lessons Paper will be available in early 2013.
Find more resources around urban humanitarian response on the ALNAP/UN-Habitat Urban Humanitarian Response Portal.
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