for emergencies (UNHCR, 2000)
This book has been produced by the United
Nations. High Commissioner for Refugees.
Section one Summarizes UNHCR's mandate of international protection
and the aim and principles of emergency response.
Two Deals with emergency management.
Three Covers the vital sectors and problem areas in refugee emergencies,
including health, food, sanitation and water, as well as key field
activities underpinning the operations such as logistics, community
services and registration. The chapters in this section start with
a summary so that readers, who might not need the full level of
detail in each of these chapters, can understand the basic principles
of the subject quickly.
Four Gives guidance on the support to field operations, primarily
administration and staffing.
Appendices Include UNHCR's Catalogue of Emergency Response Resources,
which set out what resources can be immediately deployed, and how
and when. The appendices also include a "Toolbox" which gathers,
in one location, the standards, indicators and useful references
used throughout the handbook.
addition to the Catalogue of Emergency Response Resources, another
key companion reference is the Checklist for the Emergency Administrator
to which is annexed many of the essential UNHCR forms, policy documents,
and guidelines referred to in this handbook, which are necessary
for the administrator setting up a new office. Another key companion
reference is the UNHCR Manual - this is valid at time of going to
press; however, chapter 4 of the Manual dealing with program and
project management is due to be updated and replaced by the Operations
Management System Field Manual.