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Introduction to the Guidelines for the domestic facilitation and regulation of international disaster relief and initial recovery assistance (2017)

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The Guidelines are a set of recommendations to governments on how to pre- pare their disaster laws and plans for the common regulatory problems in international disaster relief operations. They advise them as to the minimal quality standards they should insist upon in humanitarian assistance as well as the kinds of legal facilities aid providers need to do their work effectively. While responding to today’s common problems, they are based on existing international legal and policy documents.