... International Disaster Information Network (IDIN)
conjunction with the Global
Preparedness & Response Network
Director of Research & Development
Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Consortium Graduate Studies
for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
In 1999, Humanitarian
Resource institute initiated the IDIN project in
cooperation with the FEMA
Preparedness, Exercises & Training Directorate, building upon the
foundation established by the U.S. State
Department plans for a Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN)
the early 90's.
The IDIN global communication network included
leaders in approximately 200 United Nations member countries,
corporate, inter-governmental, non
governmental, community action, interfaith organizations and
radio and television networks). This resources were utilized
planning for the Year 2000 conversion.
response to the needs presented by FEMA, Humanitarian Resource
Institute established a rapid
response plan for (1) infrastructure analysis in each country, (2)
assessment of NGO's and relief organizational capacity to address the
size and scope of humanitarian needs, (3) the provision of data to
enhance the strategic planning, project development and allocation of
financial and inkind donations.
by Emergency: Reliefweb.
20 years of advocacy and policy development work through Humanitarian
Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA), the Humanitarian Intervention
Initiative (H-II) was established to support strategic planning,
development and stabilization of humanitarian emergencies that are
beyond the operational capacities of the United Nations,
non-governmental and relief organizations. This focus includes
Expanding Special Protective Forces for Humanitarian Operations through
In The Spotlight
UN Economic Emergency
Also In The News
- Humanitarian Early
Warning Service (HEWS): Rome - As of 31 December 3:00
p.m.(GMT+1), the death toll from the Asian tsunami has passed 135,000.
than 5 million people are reported homeless with expectations that
these numbers will continue to rise. 26 December 2004:
Humanitarian Resource Institute International Disaster
Information Network activated .