Disaster Assessment

Manual and Guideline
Originally published


Aiming to increase awareness of the nature and management of disasters and consequently enhance the performance in disaster preparedness and response, this document examines various aspects of disaster assessment. Its four parts provide the following information:

- An overview of disaster assessment
- Practical insights on conducting assessments
- Role of the UN in relation to assessments
- Preparedness planning for emergency assessment

Designed for UN organization professionals who form disaster management teams, government counterpart agencies, NGOs and donors, the content was written by experts in the field of disaster management and in general follows the UNDP/UNDRO Disaster Management Manual and its principles, procedures, and terminology.