Emergencies preparedness, response
WHO: Action on emergency preparedness and response.
Humanitarian Health Action
WHO: Emergency and disaster risk management for health.
WHO Regional Office for Europe
Disaster preparedness and response
WHO/Europe: Policy, guidelines, and information on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.
WHO/Europe: How WHO/Europe helps countries in the region to prepare for and respond to health emergencies.
International Health Regulations
WHO/Europe: Emergency risk communications.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
An EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases.
European Commission (EC)
Crisis preparedness and response
Public Health: EU policy, analysis, legislation and other documents on crisis preparedness and response for health threats. Includes mechanisms for a coordinated, Europe-wide response in the areas of preparedness, risk assessment, risk management, risk communication, and international cooperation.
European civil protection and human aid operations
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
FAO in emergencies supports countries and partners to prepare for and respond to food and agricultural threats and emergencies.
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
The UN’s global emergency response fund to deliver funding quickly to humanitarian responders. Provides time-critical assistance, including supplies, basic services and protection to millions of people in need. It is also an important funding source for providing life-saving assistance to those caught up in the world’s most neglected, underfunded and long-lasting crises.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Health Emergency Preparedness Initiative (HEPI)
A portal which provides information on HEPI’s supply and logistics.
Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS)
The focal point for emergency assistance, humanitarian policies, staff security and support to UNICEF offices in the field, as well as strategic coordination with external humanitarian partners.
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
Serves as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations and activities in socio‐economic and humanitarian fields.
United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
UNHCR work in emergencies.
EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)
Part of the European food safety system. Responsibile for risk assessment and its communication to the public.
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance.
General Directorate of Civil Emergencies of Albania
A department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Albania.
Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia
Official website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia.
Civil Protection in Austria
The Federal Ministry of the Interior is responsible for the coordination of National Crisis Management and National Disaster Management, Crisis Response, International Disaster Relief and Civil Protection.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Responsible for civil defense, protection from natural and man-made disasters, emergency prevention and recovery, fire security, and safety in construction.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus
Official website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus.
Belgian Directorate-General Civil Security
The Directorate-General Civil Security is part of the Federal Public Service Home Affairs.
Croatia - National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS)
The national emergency management authority of Croatia.
Cyprus Civil Defence
A department of the Ministry of Interior. Focuses on taking measures in response to natural or man-made disasters which might cause serious consequences.
The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)
A Danish governmental agency under the Ministry of Defence. DEMA's mission is to cushion the effects of accidents and disasters on society and to prevent harm to people, property and the environment.
Republic of Estonia - Crisis Management
Under the Ministry of the Interior. Crisis management involves the prevention of emergencies, preparedness for them, emergency plans and mitigation of consequences as well as ensuring an uninterrupted supply of vital services.
Finland - Civilian Crisis Management
The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for maintaining, further developing and coordinating national civilian crisis management capabilities.
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Protection and Rescue Directorate
A body for tracking, preventing, and mitigating consequences caused by emergencies.
Germany - The Federal Foreign Office Crisis Response Centre
Provides early warning of crises, crisis prevention and management, monitors developments that may escalate into crises and if necessary convenes a crisis task force, and coordinating cooperation with other ministries and international partners.
Germany - The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
Responsible for civil protection, planning and preparation of measures to provide emergency supplies, emergency planning, preparation and coordination.
Greece - General Secretariat for Civil Protection
Official website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece.
Hungary - National Directorate General for Disaster Management, Ministry of the Interior (NDGDM)
Works towards preventing disasters; carrying out rescue operations in civil emergencies; organizing and controlling protection activities; eliminating the negative consequences of emergencies and performing reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management of Iceland
Under the Ministry of Justice (former Ministry of the Interior). Civil Protection responsibilities at the national level are delegated to the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (NCIP).
Irish Office of Emergency Planning
A website with details on the Irish Government's plans for major emergencies.
The Civil Protection Department of Italy
Builds projects and activities for the prevention, forecast and monitoring of risks and intervention procedures, and coordinates the response to natural disasters, catastrophes or other events.
The Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Official website of the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic
Works in the areas of civil defense by providing educational and cultural services, specialized information, and other technical specialties.
Liechtenstein - Civil Protection
Official website of Civil Protection Liechtenstein.
Luxembourg - Haut-Commissariat à la protection nationale (HCPN)
Official website of the Luxembourg Haut-Commissariat à la protection nationale (HCPN).
Malta - Civil Protection Department (CPD)
The Civil Protection Department responds to emergencies and coordinates its response with the Police, Health, the Armed Forces of Malta and NGO's.
Monaco - The Fire and Emergency Service
Provide Civil Protection Services and work in the areas of fire risk prevention, national security plans, coordination and cooperation.
The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)
Reports to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security. DSB's overall task is maintaining a complete overview of various risks and vulnerability in general.
Portugal - National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC)
Official website of the National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC) of Portugal.
Romania - General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations
Under the Ministry of Administration and Interior. The fundamental objective of the IGSU aim at improving the prevention and management of emergencies.
The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
The federal executive authority that is engaged into development and introduction of the state police, legal regulations, as well as supervision and control in the matters of the civil defence, protection of the population against natural disasters and man-caused emergencies, provision of fire protection and safety of people on water bodies.
Slovakia - Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior Section on Crisis Management and Civil Protection.
Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR)
A constituent body of the Ministry of Defence which performs administrative and professional protection, rescue and relief tasks as well as other tasks regarding protection against natural and other disasters.
The Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies of Spain
Under the authority of the Minister of Interior, the Directorate General acts on the various fields of civil protection and its activities and services are aimed at developing their basic elements (prevention, planning, intervention, training, research, and coordination).
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
The MSB is responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence as long as no other authority has responsibility.
Switzerland - Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP) National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)
The NEOC is the federal centre of expertise for exceptional incidents. The main task of the NEOC consists in maintaining an overview of the situation which is relevant for protecting the population.
Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry: Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD)
An institution working to prevent disasters and minimize disaster-related damages, plan and coordinate post-disaster response, and promote cooperation among various government agencies.
The State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU)
Directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers through the Minister of internal affairs. SESU implements state policies in the domain of civil protection, protection of population and territories from emergencies, prevention of emergencies, rectification of emergency consequences, rescue work, fire extinguishing, fire and technogenic safety, accident rescue service activities and hydrometeorologic activities.
UK - Emergency Planning
UK government actions for emergency planning.
United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Responsible for emergency prevention and response, and for the management of civil protection.
Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE)
Seeks to provide a framework for South Eastern European nations to develop programs and projects leading to strengthened capabilities in preventing and responding to natural and man-made disasters.
Disease-specific laboratory services
WHO/Europe coordinates activities related to pathogen analysis through the global Especially Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). It also establishes ad hoc networks when needed.
Emergency Medical Teams (EMT)
Lists all quality assured organizations who agree to comply with a set of principles and minimum standards.
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) (United nations and European commission)
A cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.
Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)
GFN is a capacity-building programme that promotes integrated, laboratory based surveillance and intersectoral collaboration among human health, veterinary and food-related disciplines.
Global Health Cluster
Health Clusters exist to relieve suffering and save lives in humanitarian emergencies, the Global Health Cluster exists to support Health Clusters in countries.
Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS)
WHO GISRS monitors the evolution of influenza viruses and provides recommendations in areas including laboratory diagnostics, vaccines, antiviral susceptibility and risk assessment. WHO GISRS also serves as a global alert mechanism for the emergence of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.
Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)
WHO network of over 200 technical institutions and networks globally that respond to acute public health events with the deployment of staff and resources to affected countries.
Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN)
A source of early warning for potential public health threats worldwide, and for all-hazards intelligence and risk assessments.
International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision
Works to improve cooperation and coordination of epidemic preparedness and response. It also works on forecasting vaccine stocks, negotiating vaccine prices through its networks or partners, evaluating interventions and standard protocols for managing diseases.
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework
PIP establishes many responsibilities among countries, national laboratories, vaccine manufacturers, and WHO.
Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries
EU-funded Flagship Initiative increasing disaster risk management capacities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
A project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), PreventionWeb.net is a participatory web platform for the disaster risk reduction community. It aims to facilitate an understanding of the subject of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the work of professionals in this area by providing current news and views on the topic, and tools for exchange and collaboration.
Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME)
Through the Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME) project, WHO/Europe works closely with Member States to strengthen the health sector’s preparedness and public health capacity to better address emergency-related migration.
Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Network (EOC-NET)
A public health emergency operations centre (EOC) refers to a physical location or virtual space in which designated public health emergency management personnel assemble to coordinate operational information and resources for strategic management of public health events and emergencies.
SEE.KMS: Building Resilience to Disasters in the Western Balkans and Turkey
A project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) hosted by DPPI SEE.
Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC)
The WHO Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC) monitors global public health events around the clock, and facilitates international collaboration during public health emergencies and daily operations.
The Emergency Communications Network (ECN)
A system to identify, train, assess and deploy risk communication experts as part of WHO’s response to emergencies and crises.
The WHO Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN)
Provides technical expertise to help set and implement standards for quality management of patients with EIDs, serving as a catalyst and operational arm for treatment, prevention, and clinical research. EDCARN also includes a pool of expert clinicians to be deployed during outbreaks for technical support, training and mentoring of the local, national and international health workforce.
WHO Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN)
Global and regional EDPLN networks of high security human and veterinary diagnostic laboratories contribute to outbreak response and preparedness as well as rapid development of diagnostic assays for emerging and infectious pathogens globally.
WHO Standby Partnerships
Through Standby Partners, WHO can rapidly access and deploy highly skilled personnel to support the emergency work of WHO and the Health Cluster.