Contingency Planning for Emergencies: A Manual for Local Government Units

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 01 May 2003
This manual seeks to strengthen and enhance the operational capabilities of local government units in responding to any emergency situation in their localities. For this purpose, it considers the purpose, people and process of contingency planning.

The manual provides a useful reference for disaster managers and an indicative guide in assessing past disaster events or potential hazards that have affected or may likely affect communities and designing appropriate response.

The manual is a joint collaboration between UNHCR and the National Disaster Coordinating Council -Office of Civil Defense (NDCC-OCD) for the Philippines.