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Emergency management

The organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies, in particularly preparedness, response and rehabilitation.

Emergency management involves plans, structures and arrangements established to engage the normal endeavours of government, voluntary and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of emergency needs. This is also known as disaster management.

Recommended readings:

  • Guía para la atención de emergencias ¿Cómo puede la comunidad enfrentar una inundación?
    Bolivia. Federación de Asociaciones Municipales (FAM); Bolivia. Asociación de Municipios de Santa Cruz (AMDECRUZ); Alemania. Cooperación Técnica Alemana (GTZ). Proyecto Gestión Interinstitucional de Riesgos
    http://www.crid.or.cr/digitalizacion/pdf/spa/doc15008/doc15008.htm (in Spanish)


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