Resources

Aceh Media Centre - A forum dedicated to the survivors and everyone involved in the relief effort after the Tsunami

Aid Workers Network - An internet-based initiative providing practical advice, ideas, support, best practice and training by aid workers for aid workers.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) - The ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Produces a bi-monthly newsletter for civil society organisations working in the Asia-Pacific region.

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre - A regional resource centre, based in Thailand, working towards disaster reduction for safer communities and sustainable development.

Asia Pacific Development Review (ADR) - A series of conferences called 'after the Tsunami Series' in Jakarta, Indonesia and India.

Australian Development Gateway -The Australian Development Gateway is a knowledge-sharing website, supporting people working in Asia Pacific countries to reduce poverty and promote sustainability.

AlertNet - This relief community orientated site highlights in a very clear way key humanitarian jobs around the world.

Centre for Humanitarian Psychology - The centre is an international organisation whose aim is to provide psychological support to humanitarian workers in the field.

Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme - Detailing Case Studies from the Bangladeshi experience

All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) - A community based action research, action planning and action advocacy non-governmental organisation.

E-Aceh-Nias - A unitary website for Aceh, Nias and North Sumatra - Reconstruction and Information Sharing.

Eye on Aceh - An Indonesian NGO responding to the Tsunami

Forced Migration Online (FMO) - Provides instant access to a wide variety of resources dealing with the situation of forced migration worldwide.

Geolanka -This website was developed to assist with relief and reconstruction operations with a focus on Sri Lanka.

Global Development Learning Framework (GDLN) - The GDLN uses distance learning to facilitate interactive, cost-effective learning and knowledge-sharing for sustainable development and poverty reduction.

Groupe URD - A research institute concerned with the evaluation of Humanitarian crisis.

Headington Institute - This provides psychological and spiritual support to humanitarian and disaster relief personnel working overseas.

Humanitarian Early Warning Service - A service of the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC), which provides a global multi-hazard watch service to support humanitarian preparedness initiatives.

Id21 - One of a family of knowledge services from IDS, id21 communicates development research to policy makers and practitioners worldwide. Special issues include HIV/AIDS in Rural Areas; and Access for Disabled People.

The Impact Alliance - The first global capacity building network committed to bringing know-how from hundreds of leading edge organisations working in this sector.

International Crisis Group - An independent organisation providing high quality background research, publications and now also the monthly CrisisWatch.

International Council for Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) - A global network of NGO's focusing on information exchange and advocacy efforts relating primarily to humanitarian affairs and refugee issues.

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) - As part of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, IRIN provides up-to-date news and information on the main crisis situations in parts of Africa.

Interhealth - A medical charity for those travelling and working overseas. It offers health advice; medical screening;psychological health services; occupational health; and work-life balance reviews.

International Alert - An international NGO that helps build lasting peace in countries and communities affected by violent conflict.

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) -A UN initiative which aims at building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development. Includes the useful, Platfrom for the promotion of Early Warning.

International Institute for Disaster Risk Management (IDRM) - A research and training institute, based in the Philippines, involved in disaster risk reduction

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) - Working with its partners, IOM has become the leading international organisation to provide humane responses to migration challenges.

INTRAC - Supports other NGOs in improving civil society performance by exploring policy issues, and by strengthening management and organisational effectiveness.

Institute of Development Studies (IDS) - A leading centre for international development, it includes the Participation Group which focuses on participation methodology.

Japan Centre for Conflict Prevention (JCCP) - Strengthens contribution of Japanese NGO sector to prevention, containment and resolution of violent conflict, particularly that in the Asia-Pacific region. Produces monthly Dialogue Webpage for Conflicts Worldwide (DWCW) newsletter.

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4DEV) - A CIDA-funded initiative to create a community of KM practitioners within the field of international development.

MANGO - An agency designed to help NGOs strengthen their financial information in print and on-line. Publications include travel guide books, phrase books, activity guides and maps.

MapAction - A UK-based charity that provides rapid response mapping services in disaster areas and development programmes.

Mine Advisory Group (MAG) - An NGO that works with partners and local communities to assist people affected by landmines and unexploded ordinance.

NGO Manager - This practical web-based site provides management tools and research for non-profits worldwide.

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - A leading think tank in International Development and humanitarian issues. The linked Humanitarian Practice Network (www.odihpn.org) produces the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, Network Papers and Good Practice Reviews.

OXFAM - A long established development, relief and campaigning organisation, OXFAM also produces a wide range of publications for the development practitioner.

Pan America Health Organisation (PAHO) - An international public health agency with strong roots on both development and humanitarian assisstance. Publications include the 'disasters newsletter' and 'Preparedness and mitigation in the Americas'.

People in Aid - Promotes global best practice in the management and support of aid personnel, it also produces a PIA Code of Good Practice, and other useful material.

ProVention Consortium - A global coalition of stakeholders dedicated to increasing the safety of vulnerable communities, and to reducing the impact of disasters in developing countries.

Reach Out - A refugee protection training programme launched by UNHCR in 1997, this offers 3-day introductory and 5 day training of trainer workshops. Also produces the handbook 'Protecting Refugees - a Field Guide for NGOs'.

Reality of Aid - An independent review of global poverty reduction and development assistance. Produces an annual report - the 2004 Reality of Aid Report focuses in on Governance and Human Rights.

RedR - An international charity that helps relieve suffering in disasters globally by selecting, training and providing competent and effective relief personnel to humanitarian agencies.

Relief Web - With a completely revamped web-site serves the humanitarian relief community by providing useful information on major humanitarian crisis and relief operations.

The Sphere Project - An international programme which has established a Humanitarian Charter, and minimum standards and indicators in the areas of Water Supply/Sanitation/Hygiene Promotion, Nutrition/Food Security/Food Aid, Shelter and Site Plannnig and Health Services.

SUMA - This is a PAHO/WHO supply management system that helps national authorities track supplies from donors to affected populations in times of disaster.

Task Force for Re-building the Nation (TAFREN) - Sri-Lankas offical website for Tsunami re-construction.

Tearfund International Learning Zone - Tearfund produces some terrific material for practitioners - these including Footsteps (a free newsletter); PILLARS Guides (for community groups); and ROOTS (material for organisations).

Tsunami Recovery Network - The Network provides members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on medium/long term recovery and rehabilitation of affected communities and settlements.

UNDP - Sri Lanka - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is assisting the government in coordination of relief efforts at both national and local levels.

UNICEF - UNICEF is working in close collaboration with the affected Governments of the Tsunami affected regions to plan for the long term and create better opportunities for children.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) - Mandated by the UN to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees. Produces Annual State of the Worlds Refugees.

United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) - The UN agency for human settlements, this is involved in a number of interesting programs, including adequate shelter, urban governance and disaster management.

United Nations Information Centres (UNICs) - Located in 77 countries, these field offices of the Dept of Public Information help communities access up-to-date information about the UN and its activities.

Wikipedia - Interesting statistics about the humanitarian response to the Tsunami disaster.

World Bank - The Operations Evaluation Department (OED) is an independent unit within the World Bank. This note was prepared following the earthquake and tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004, to gather together salient findings and lessons from project evaluations OED has conducted over the past decade.

World Food Programme (WFP) - A UN agency engaged in combating global hunger by programmes related to emergencies, rehabilitation and development.

World Health Organisation (WHO) - A UN agency involved not only in combating disease and infirmity, but also in promoting physical, mental and social well-being. Produces the annual World Health Report.