Helping people affected by disasters, conflict or other crises requires special considerations. Working in a disaster zone or responding to emergencies requires special considerations for a medical outreach team. This section includes general guidelines for humanitarian response in emergencies as well as tools and resources with information on current emergencies. Additional information is provided for specific health and security concerns.
WHO Humanitarian Health Action
Relief Web Labs (useful for volunteers or interest after a disaster, projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians)
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health – Pediatric Children’s Psychosocial Needs in Disasters (David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP)
American Academy of Pediatrics – Pediatric Education in Disasters Manual (English and Spanish)
The Brookings Institute – Natural Disaster Resources