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Chapter 16 Preparing for disasters and emergencies

Further reading

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Disaster preparedness

D. Alexander, Principles of Emergency Planning and Management (Harpenden: Terra Publishing, 2002).
R. Choularton, Contingency Planning and Humanitarian Action: A Review of Practice, Network Paper 59 (London: Overseas Development Institute, 2007), http://www.odihpn.org/hpn-resources/network-papers.
IFRC, World Disasters Report 2009: Focus on Early Warning, Early Action (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2009), http://www.ifrc.org/publications-and-reports/world-disasters-report.
IFRC, Contingency Planning Guide (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2012), https://www.ifrc.org/PageFiles/40825/1220900-CPG%202012-EN-LR.pdf.
IFRC, World Disasters Report 2013: Focus on Technology and the Future of Humanitarian Action (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2013), http://www.ifrc.org/publications-and-reports/world-disasters-report.
A. K. Jha, R. Bloch and J. Lamond, Cities and Flooding: A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century. Section 4.7: Emergency planning, rescue, damage avoidance actions and temporary shelter (Washington DC: World Bank, 2012), https://openknowledge.worldbank.org.
R. Kent, Disaster Preparedness (New York/Geneva: UNDP/DHA Disaster Management Training Programme, 1994), http://www.pacificdisaster.net/pdnadmin/data/original/dmtp_07_disaster_preparedness_8.pdf.
C. O’Meara, Disaster Preparedness Planning Guide (London: YCare International, 2010), http://www.ycareinternational.org/publications/the-disaster-preparedness-planning-guide.
C. O’Meara, Disaster Preparedness Planning Toolkit (London: YCare International, 2010), http://www.ycareinternational.org/publications/the-disaster-preparedness-planning-toolkit.
E. L. Quarantelli, Major Criteria for Judging Disaster Planning and Managing and Their Applicability in Developing Societies, Preliminary Paper 268 (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Disaster Research Center, 1998), http://udspace.udel.edu.
P. Smit, Earthquake Relief: Shifting Attention?, Working Paper 19 (London: UCL Hazard Centre, Disaster Studies, 2009), http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hazardcentre/resources/working-papers2.
M. Thompson and I. Gaviria, Cuba – Weathering the Storm: Lessons in Risk Reduction from Cuba (Boston, MA: Oxfam America, 2004), http://www.oxfamamerica.org/static/media/files/OA-Cuba_Weathering_the_Storm-2004.pdf.
UNOCHA and UNISDR, Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response: Guidance and Indicator Package for Implementing Priority 5 of the Hyogo Framework (Geneva: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/UN Office for Disaster Reduction, 2008), http://www.preventionweb.net/files/2909_Disasterpreparednessforeffectiveresponse.pdf.
WHO, Community Emergency Preparedness: A Manual for Managers and Policy-makers (Geneva: World Health Organization, 1999), http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/1999/9241545194.pdf.

Forecasting and warning

IFRC, Community Early Warning Systems: Guiding Principles (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2012), https://www.ifrc.org/PageFiles/103323/1227800-IFRC-CEWS-Guiding-Principles-EN.pdf.
Mercy Corps and Practical Action, Establishing Community Based Early Warning System: Practitioner’s Handbook (Lalitpur and Kathmandu: Mercy Corps Nepal and Practical Action Nepal, 2010), http://practicalaction.org/early-warning-systems-a-handbook.
Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning (UN Office for Disaster Reduction): http://www.unisdr.org/2006/ppew.
UNISDR, Developing Early Warning Systems: A Key Checklist (Geneva: UN Office for Disaster Reduction, 2006), http://www.unisdr.org/2006/ppew/info-resources/ewc3/checklist/English.pdf.
UNISDR, Early Warning Practices Can Save Lives: Selected Examples. Good Practices and Lessons Learned (Bonn: UNISDR Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning, 2010), http://www.unisdr.org/files/15254_EWSBBLLfinalweb.pdf.
UNISDR, UNDP and IUCN, Making Disaster Risk Reduction Gender-Sensitive: Policy and Practical Guidelines. Chapter 4: Gender-sensitive early warning systems (Geneva: UN Office for Disaster Reduction, UN Development Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature 2009), http://www.preventionweb.net/files/9922_MakingDisasterRiskReductionGenderSe.pdf.