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close this bookDisaster Assessment (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - United Nations Development Programme , 1994, 54 p.)
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View the documentUnited Nations reorganization and the Disaster Management Training Programme
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPART 1 - An overview of disaster assessment
Open this folder and view contentsPART 2 - Practical insights on conducting assessments
Open this folder and view contentsPART 3 - The role of the UN in relation to assessments
Open this folder and view contentsPART 4 - Preparedness planning for emergency assessment
View the documentSummary
View the documentAnnex 1: Acronyms
View the documentAnnex 2: Additional reading
View the documentModule evaluation - Disaster Management Training Programme


2nd Edition

Module prepared by: R.S. Stephenson, Ph.D.



Disaster Management Training Programme


This training module has been funded by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) in association with the University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center.

Parts of this module include material from draft texts of internal UNDP/UNDRO assessment guidelines. The module also draws directly on assessment guidelines developed for OFDA and UNICEF. The concepts in this module owe much to the work of Fred Cuny, Michael Lechat, Claude de Ville de Goyet, Randolph Kent, Franklin MacDonald, Ron Ockwell, John Seaman, Giles Whitcomb, and staff members of UNDRO.

The text was reviewed by: Ron Ockwell and Jose Luis Zeballos M.D., PAHO.

Editorial services, including design, educational components and formatting, have been provided by InterWorks. Design consultation and desktop publishing have been provided by Artifax.

Cover Photo: Polish helicopter used for reconnaissance flights to identify suitable zones for air drops in Ethiopia. Photo by: RRC/Ethiopia

The first edition of this module was printed in 1991. Utilization and duplication of the material in this module is permissible; however, source attribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) is required.