In connection with the earthquake in West Sumatra, an EU Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team together with UNDAC
(United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination) assisted Indonesian authorities in mapping the needs for urgent response actions and helped coordinate the international emergency relief in the aftermath of the earthquake.
UNDAC provides local authorities with the professional capacity to create a coordination platform, conduct cross-sectoral emergency assessments and process information simultaneously at the disaster site.
International USAR teams that are members of INSARAG work very closely with the UNDAC team on-site.
said it is the first time members of UNDAC, which has been in operation since 1993, have been killed in the field.
UNDAC is a standby team of disaster management professionals who are chosen and funded by member governments, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the U.
The course where the members of the KDRT will also participate is expected to help them actively work as UNDAC
members by increasing their understanding of the UNs system for disaster assessment and coordination of emergency relief operations.
In order to improve the existing European early warning system, the Commission recommends greater use of external information sources such as the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) and the UNDAC
warning system (United Nations team charged with disaster assessment and coordination).
The Government of Haiti, with the support of UNDAC
, actively coordinates the assistance in the country, together with other aid organisations that are already there.
A two-person disaster and liaison team is operating out of Ahmedabad, preparing for the arrival of the UNDAC
team and assisting local NGOs with co-ordination.
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UNDAC and INSARAG events, exercises, and trainings;
is managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and consists of more than 220 national emergency experts from more than 80 countries.