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  • Regularly Updated Emergency Phone Numbers Provided and /ed by FIESTA (Filipino International Emergency Services Training Association)
  • Emergency Numbers for Many Countries for ambulance, fire and police. Includes US cellular phone emergency number and other emergency numbers.
  • Emergency Phone Numbers by Wikipedia - gives the emergency number of many countries and alternatives, history.

    EU Associations

  • European Emergency Number Association (NINA) Belgium nonprofit association "...to promote the knowledge and efficient use of the 112, the single European Emergency Call Number, all over Europe..."
  • Single European emergency call number 1-1-2 On implementation of the 112 in the EU, Knowledge by European public, Workshops/projects on 112.
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    Disaster Alert
  • HEWSweb (Humanitarian Early Warning Web Service) This web service displays the latest forecasts, alerts and reports on droughts, floods, tropical storms, locust infestations, El Nino, earthquakes and volcanic activity.
  • APCEDI Asia-Pacific Disaster Alerts "APCEDI is a service of AFAP - the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific and FSPI - the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific International." Some of the participants in the coordinated system include:
  • RSMC-Tropical Cyclone Centre
  • National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi Fiji
  • Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology
  • Indian Department of Meteorology
  • GDACS The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including news, maps and V. OSOCC. Earthquakes, floods, Typhoons, Droughts, volcanoes. "GDACS will be active from the moment a major disaster is forecasted or has occurred until the end of the relief phase." Alert notification and interactive services restricted.
  • Global Disaster Alert System European Commission Joint Research Centre. Up-to-date Time Magnitude Strength Location Population within 200 km.
  • ReliefWeb Early Warning List Natural disasters, conflicts and other complex emergencies administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
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    Requesting Help From UN
  • OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Develops and coordinates international response to disasters and emergencies. Generally responds to request of a country by deployment of UNDAC -The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, and acts through United Nations Resident Coordinator. Responds to environmental disasters through a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the OCHA coordinated team. contact or List of Humanitarian Coordinators in the field Also see Map of OCHA offices around the world
    Human Rights return to index
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights listing of area contacts Issues Dealt with by OHCHR Amnesty International Amnesty International (AI) non-political worldwide movement campaigning for internationally recognized human rights. Every person should enjoys the human rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. "In pursuit of this vision, AI's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights." Links to National Amnesty Groups and other related rights groups.
    Maritime Telecommunications return to index
  • U. S. Coast Guard Navigation Center Covers all telecommunications options used in U.S. waters plus extensive information on the international GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System) of the IMO. (see below)
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • International Telecommunications Union [English Espanol Francais]
  • Use of harmonized bands within regions [English Espanol Francais]
  • International database of ship particulars [English Espanol Francais] provides the Maritime Community, primarily those involved in search and rescue activities, with up-to-date data registered in the ITU master Ship station database.

  • Fire return to index
  • How To Prevent Fires Excellent guide on how to prevent fires starting. USDA-Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters. Presented by Modoc National Forest.
  • Kids Health for Parents First Aid and Safety.
    Fire News Sources return to index
  • International Forest Fire News "...Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee on Forest Technology, Management and Training..."


  • During fire season, daily updates on fires and response in Eng and Fr.
  • Forest Fire Watch for Canadagiving daily updates.

    United States

  • National Fire News
  • Wildfire News

    U.S. National

  • National Interagency Fire Center Boise, Idaho News active fires and statistics.
    Early Warning return to index
  • Handbook for Defining and Setting up a Food Security Information and Early Warning System (FSIEWS). Online Manual. [English French Spanish]
    NGO Help Worldwide Volunteer Get Involved return to index
  • Federation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies [English French Spanish] contact page with links to national delegations and contact info for each.
  • CARE International Gateway to individual country CARE organizations
  • Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (main site) See: MSF Offices in 18 other countries
  • Mercy Corps Emergency relief services that assist people afflicted by conflict or disaster., Sustainable economic development that integrates with local management, Civil society initiatives.
  • Oxfam International [English French Spanish] "Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice." Directory to contacts in 14+ countries
  • The Salvation Army International Links to Salvation Army worldwide.
    SAR Search and Rescue return to index
  • UN SAR Directory International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) provides a skeleton listing of SAR groups worldwide by region, country and emergency giving basic details, and to which emergencies responded in past.
  • RAPID.org.uk RAPID-UK provides experienced disaster response personnel worldwide. Provides sustainable training and mitigation programmes in disaster prone countries. Amongst most experienced in the UK with 20 years experience. "RAPID-UK is part of the British government response and are accredited to INSARAG the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group."
  • The American Rescue Team International according to the site: "ARTI 'The World's most experienced rescue team." They may just be right. 600 operational members from nine countries. Provides training for organizations. PO Box 237, 236 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94127, USA Tel 1-415-533-2231 Email: amerrescue@aol.com
  • IRC International Rescue Corps Numerous missions since 1981 - some of the latest in Hull-2005 Pakistan-2005
  • National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System, under (FEMA) structures local emergency services personnel into disaster response task forces to be deployed for rescue of victims of structural collapse.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Contacts "...the Coast Guard maintains SAR facilities on the East, West and Gulf coasts; in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico, as well as on the Great Lakes and inland U.S. waterways."
  • NVNAD (Japanese English language site) The Nippon Volunteer Network based in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan is active in disaster internationally.
  • ZAKA Rescue and Recovery Brooklyn, Israel civil volunteer unit. The Rescue Unit also has a special team that is responsible for Mountain climbing and Gliding Rescue
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  • Child Helpline International
    A global network of free telephone and outreach services for children and young people thru creating the establishment of toll-free child helplines, and in crisis humanitarian areas a satellite telephone service through TST enabling children to contact a helpline in their own country or a neighboring country.
    Health General and Bird Flu (Avian Flu) return to index
  • HEWS Avian Influenza Monitoring Page UN
  • Bird Flu in Depth BBC News provides current news, background to spread and to virus, fighting the virus, the search for a vaccine, how countries are dealing with the possibility of spread. Also video and audio reports.
  • Q&A: Bird fluNews timeline on stories concerning flu Supported by The PoultrySite.com. Very good links to other sources of info including WHO, CDC, World Organization For Animal Health, others.
  • World Organization For Animal Health [English French Spanish] Timeline by country and by disease (look for 'Highly pathogenic avian influenza') giving exact location, date of outbreak, situation, cases in birds, diagnostic tests and disposition of birds.
  • Discusses Control Strategies Gives information on A1 virus, clinical signs, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, control and prevention.
    Health Organizations return to index
  • WHO UN World Health Org
  • CDC U.S. Center for Disease Control "CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action oriented approach."
    Hospitals and Health return to index
  • medi lexicon Large number of hospitals listed. Address and telephone numbers plus website when available
  • HospitalWeb Global Hospitals on the World Wide Web (not including USA)
  • emedicine Emergency medicine and details of most other conditions including among others internal and pediatric
  • Mayo Clinic First Aid Guide
  • Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions
  • Kids Health For Parents
    Preparing for Disasters return to index
  • Prepare.org of the American Red Cross A lot of valuable information on being prepared for each segment of the population. [Arabic Chinese Farsi French Hmomg Japanese Khmer Korean Lao Russian Spanish Tagalog, Vietnamese] Provides LARGE PRINT and 'text only' pages. Covers Seniors, People with Disabilities, Children & Schools Basic Preparedness, Animal & Pet Owners
  • CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Comprehensive and detailed. Covers Bioterrorism Agents, Chemicals, Radiation, Mass Casualties, Natural Disasters & Severe Weather, Recent Outbreaks and more.
  • How to Prepare for an Earthquake Advice from veteran searcher. Triangle of Life A method for increasing chances of living through a major earthquake. Also see sample video Sample video on Triangle of Life
    Emergency News Sources return to index
  • AlertNet of Reuters News Agency "... provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. Live newsfeed from Reuters together with articles describing how relief agencies are responding to the latest humanitarian crises. NGOs working in international relief can access additional reference material, a more extensive newsfeed and an area to exchange information between professionals.
  • Emergency and Disaster Information Service Current events worldwide giving map, cordinates, times, category. Very complete - produced by Data collecting and monitoring : National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications, Emergency and Disaster Information Services RSOE EDIS.
  • OCHA Latest Emergency Reports [The Latest][By Country][By Emergency] OCHA-Online United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
  • ReliefWeb timely information collected from more than 700 sources on humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters to improve response to emergencies, updated 24 hours a day from 3 international time zones: New York, Geneva, and Kobe, financial tracking database for 21 complex emergencies.
  • Disaster! Finder
    A search service provided by the NASA Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Program created for the disaster community at-large
  • ICG International Crisis Group [English French Russian Spanish] multinational organisation committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand and act to prevent and contain conflict. Country projects and visiting analysts analyze the causes of crisis in many areas of the world and set out a strategy for change. Produces media reports and background briefings to media based on analysis and hosts breaking news impacting crises in project areas.
  • Natural Hazards Data Resources Directory The Natural Hazards Data Resources Directory is a resource for the Disaster and Hazard Management Community of Practitioners and Research Scholars and the general public. The Directory includes two types of information: 1) data resources organized by natural hazard topic; and 2) lists of hazard-related organizations Covers Geological Hazards, Meteorological Hazards, and Societal Response.
  • CBS NEWS DISASTER LINKS Comprehensive worldwide listing of sites relating to all kinds of disasters and related organizations.
  • Center for International Disaster Information
    Up-to-date International Humanitarian & Disaster Situation Reports
    Disaster guidelines, Disaster Assistance Registration Database, Understanding Disasters and Humanitarian Response, CIDI news
  • The Disaster Research Center
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