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Country:
United States of America
Type of practice:
Manuals

This manual shares the lessons Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has learned in its rich history and provides communities, agencies, and congregations with tools to incorporate that learning into a new or existing disaster plan. It includes:

Country:
United States of America
Type of practice:
Website

This is a web-based library of resources and information on disaster preparedness for culturally diverse communities and other at-risk populations created by the National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities (“Diversity Preparedness”).

Country:
Australia, Republic of Korea
Type of practice:
Contingency plans

Like all Australian missions overseas, the Australian Embassy in Seoul maintains regularly updated consular contingency plans based on an ‘all hazards’ approach.

Country:
United States of America
Type of practice:
Research and reports

During the 2007 Southern California wildfires, racial and ethnic minorities suffered disproportionately adverse outcomes. This report examines emergency preparedness efforts targeting culturally diverse communities in California.

Country:
United States of America
Type of practice:
Contingency and preparedness plans

In the United States, authorities in Sonoma County, California, surveyed local civil society organizations to gather information on the numbers, locations and needs of their beneficiary population in order to develop a contingency and emergency communication plan for local groups with specific ne

Country:
Thailand
Type of practice:
Research and reports

This study explores what implications migrants’ presence holds  for future emergencies, especially those arising from natural hazards, taking Thailand as case study.

Country:
Japan
Type of practice:
Website

The website provides up-to-date warnings and emergency information in Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and English. It includes information on available services, projected paths of storms, and evacuation orders and accompanying instructions.

 

Country:
Global
Type of practice:
Government bodies

This chapter on Consular Crisis Management of the US Government online Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) provides additional guidance for consular officers in planning for consular crisis management and actually managing a crisis.

Country:
United States of America
Type of practice:
Training and capacity building

Listos is a culturally appropriate Spanish language curriculum that uses the strengths and bonds within the Latino community to educate and prepare its members for emergencies or disasters. Listos works because it is conducted in a teaching style that is approachable and non-threatening.

Country:
Global
Type of practice:
Pre-departure communication material

This infographic by Upgraded Points will help travellers get to grips with what safety issues they need to consider before and during their vacation. It covers everything from getting prepared before they go, to how to take care of their health and money while they are abroad.