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close this bookCoping with Natural Disasters: The Role of Local Health Personnel and the Community: Working guide (WHO - OMS, 1989, 108 p.)
close this folderANNEXES
View the documentAnnex 1. Diseases to be monitored when people are housed in temporary shelters
View the documentAnnex 2. Specimen record card for use by person in charge of family grouping in preparing health report in collaboration with local health personnel
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 3. Nutrition
View the documentAnnex 4. What to do in an earthquake
View the documentAnnex 5. Mercalli scale of earthquake intensities (MS)1
View the documentAnnex 6. Community risk maps
View the documentAnnex 7. The signs of danger in disaster-damaged buildings
View the documentAnnex 8. Resource maps
View the documentAnnex 9. Medical equipment of the health centre or hospital for coping with a disaster
View the documentAnnex 10. Outline schedules for self-evaluation in the event of disaster
View the documentAnnex 11. The League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (LORCS)
View the documentAnnex 12. A short reading list for local health personnel1

Annex 11. The League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (LORCS)

There are national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 144 countries, bringing together large numbers of voluntary workers trained in emergency care and other health activities. In the event of a disaster and in emergency-preparedness activities these voluntary workers can provide the local and national authorities with considerable assistance.

All the national societies are federated in the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (LORCS). In the event of a disaster LORCS coordinates the international assistance given by its national societies and channelled to the victims through the Red Cross (or Red Crescent) Society of the stricken country.

For further information on the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and for the address of the nearest Red Cross or Red Crescent Society, please write to LORCS, P.O. Box 372, 1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland.