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close this bookHandbook for Emergencies - Second Edition (UNHCR, 1999, 414 p.)
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Open this folder and view contents1. Aim and Principles of Response
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View the documentAppendix 1 - Catalogue of Emergency Response Resources
View the documentAppendix 2 - Toolbox
View the documentAppendix 3 - Memoranda
View the documentAppendix 4 - Glossary

Abbreviations

Organizations

DPKO

Department of Peace-keeping Operations

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

IASC

United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee

ICRC

International Committee of the Red Cross

IFRCS

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

ILO

International Labour Organization

MCDU

Military and Civil Defence Unit of OCHA

OAU

Organization of African Unity

OCHA

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

UNSECOORD

United Nations Security Coordinator

WFP

World Food Programme

WHO

World Health Organization


Other Abbreviations

DO

Designated Official

ABOD

Administrative Budget and Obligation Document

DSA

Daily Subsistence Allowance

ERC

Emergency Relief Coordinator

GIS

Geographical Information Systems

IDP

Internally Displaced Persons

IOM/FOM

Inter-Office Memorandum/Field Office Memorandum

NGO

Non-governmental Organization

MT

Metric tonne

SITREP

Situation Report