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The Needs of Faith Communities in Major Emergencies: Some Guidelines

A guideline (2005) on the various needs of faith communities in major emergencies. The guideline explores specific features and requirements of faith groups and beliefs, grieving and healing process following a major disaster, memorial ceremonies, services and anniversaries, and floral tributes and messages of condolence.

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The Information Management Challenge: A Briefing on information security for humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations in the field

This GISF Report describes the "information management challenge" - that of ensuring the security of sensitive information in the difficult conditions that may exist in many field offices, and where the risk of surveillance is present.

GISF Forum Notes: Commercial Engagement in the Humanitarian Space

Businesses are increasingly partnering with governments to directly deliver humanitarian assistance. NGOs are also partnering with businesses, both to fundraise for programmes and in programme delivery in fragile contexts. How can all actors fit well in the limited space previously allotted for the delivery of humanitarian assistance? Heather Hughes of…

SSCL Advisory on Evacuation Planning

Evacuation or relocation is a significant decision that requires extensive planning and preparation. The following guidance is based on best practices set forth in a number of key documents.