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  • This site offers the most useful technical resources that can help you increase the quality and impact of your emergency programming. If you feel that an important resource is missing, let us know please.

    Key Resources

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 (PDF, 430.51 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains PIN's commitments and priorities in terms of humanitarian aid for the strategic period 2017-2021, including key priorities, expected results, required investments and actions, and relevant responsibilities.

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief (PDF, 47.53 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource lists the 10 fundamental humanitarian principles that PIN as well as other humanitarian actors adhere to. They give guidance on how humanitarian aid should be provided and what impacts should be sought for the affected population.

    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers, HR Officers
    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains the minimum technical humanitarian standards used in four main programming areas, including WASH, food security and nutrition, shelter and NFIs, and health. It also includes the Humanitarian charter, Protection principles and Common Humanitarian Standard brief.

    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response - overview
    Language: English, French, Arabic, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Humanitarian Principles and Global Standards

    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains the minimum technical humanitarian standards used in four main programming areas, including WASH, food security and nutrition, shelter and NFIs, and health. It also includes the Humanitarian charter, Protection principles and Common Humanitarian Standard brief.

    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response - overview
    Language: English, French, Arabic, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief (PDF, 47.53 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource lists the 10 fundamental humanitarian principles that PIN as well as other humanitarian actors adhere to. They give guidance on how humanitarian aid should be provided and what impacts should be sought for the affected population.

    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers, HR Officers
    CHS Alliance (2014) Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (PDF, 1.35 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains the nine commitments that humanitarian actors can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of their assistance. PIN strives to meet these commitments. The versions in 25 other languages can be downloaded from https://corehumanitarianstandard.org/the-standard/language-versions

    CHS Alliance (2014) Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Emergency Preparedness & Early Action

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 (PDF, 430.51 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains PIN's commitments and priorities in terms of humanitarian aid for the strategic period 2017-2021, including key priorities, expected results, required investments and actions, and relevant responsibilities.

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2021) Early Warning System in Cambodia (PDF, 2.36 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides lessons learned from the development of the Early Warning System in Cambodia by PIN.

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    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Innovations
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Distributions

    Mercy Corp (2020) GROUP DISTRIBUTION TIPSHEET: Cash, Vouchers, & Goods (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    Best practices for food distributions (specifically for Covid-19 and also general best practices)

    Mercy Corp (2020) GROUP DISTRIBUTION TIPSHEET: Cash, Vouchers, & Goods - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    IOM, Care (2018) Distribution: Shelter materials, NFI & Cash - Guidance to Reduce the Risk of GBV (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource is aimed at Shelter/NFI team members working in distribution assessments, planning, implementation and post distribution monitoring of distributions of Shelter materials, NFIs and cash. It highlights ways in which distributions can reduce some of the risks of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and avoid doing harm. Simply put, this booklet is about good distributions.

    IOM, Care (2018) Distribution: Shelter materials, NFI & Cash - Guidance to Reduce the Risk of GBV - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    IASC/WFP (2020) Recommendations FOR ADJUSTING FOOD DISTRIBUTION SOPS FOR COVID-19 (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    Best practices for food distributions (specifically for Covid-19 and also general best practices)

    IASC/WFP (2020) Recommendations FOR ADJUSTING FOOD DISTRIBUTION SOPS FOR COVID-19 - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
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    Humanitarian Donors & Rapid Funding

    Start Network (2020) Start Fund Handbook (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This is the detailed guide on accessing the Start Fund.

    Start Network (2020) Start Fund Handbook - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Cash and Vouchers Assistance in Emergencies

    Resources on Cash and Voucher Assistance (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to Cash and Voucher Assistance.

    Resources on Cash and Voucher Assistance - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Toolkits & Manuals, Evaluation & Research Reports, E-Learning and Webinars, Training Materials, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    CaLP (2020) Programming guidance for CVA in COVID-19 contexts (PDF, 546.11 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides you with very practical tips and recommendations on what to be careful about and how to adjust your CVA interventions to the COVID-19 contexts.

    CaLP (2020) Programming guidance for CVA in COVID-19 contexts - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
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    Markets in Emergencies

    Resources on Markets / Private Sector in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to Market and Private Sector related section.

    Resources on Markets / Private Sector in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Evaluation & Research Reports, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Food Security & Livelihoods in Emergencies

    Resources on Food Security and Livelihoods in Emergenceis (URL)
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    When can it be useful?

    Resources on Food Security and Livelihoods in Emergenceis - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Project Design Examples, E-Learning and Webinars, Training Materials, Templates
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Nutrition in Emergencies

    Resources on Nutrition Security Assessments (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to the KLC section dedicated to nutrition security.

    Resources on Nutrition Security Assessments - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Training Materials
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Resources on Nutrition in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to nutrition in humanitarian programs.

    Resources on Nutrition in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Project Design Examples, E-Learning and Webinars, Training Materials, Templates
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    WASH in Emergencies

    Resources on WASH in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to WASH.

    Resources on WASH in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Project Design Examples, Training Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Shelter, NFIs & Settlements in Emergencies

    Shelter Cluster (2018) Shelter Repair and Rehabilitation Guidelines for Syria (PDF, 1.7 MB)
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    Also available in: Arabic

    When can it be useful?
    These practical guidelines provide a comprehensive technical standard operating procedure for shelter repair and rehabilitation programmes in Syria. It contains practical tips and guidance for all phases of project cycle. It was developed specifically for Syria but if adapted to local context, could be a good inspiration and useful resource for other countries and shelter repair projects.

    Shelter Cluster (2018)  Shelter Repair and Rehabilitation Guidelines for Syria - overview
    Language: English, Arabic
    Region: Middle East
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    IFRC (2015) All Under One Roof – Disability-inclusive shelter and settlements in emergencies (PDF, 3.21 MB)
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    Also available in: Arabic, French

    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides a comprehensive guide on how to design disability-inclusive emergency response and shelter program.

    IFRC (2015) All Under One Roof – Disability-inclusive shelter and settlements in emergencies - overview
    Language: English, French, Arabic
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation (2021) Housing, Land and Property in Shelter Programs Mobile Guide (PDF, 1.04 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource can help you to introduce HLP to field staff.

    Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation (2021) Housing, Land and Property in Shelter Programs Mobile Guide - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    Education in Emergencies

    Resources on Education in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to Education.

    Resources on Education in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    ICRC and WVI (2018) Operational Guidance for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides a set of materials and related guidance that can be used in designing, planning and operating Child Friendly Spaces in emergencies.

    ICRC and WVI (2018) Operational Guidance for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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