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Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

CIA World Factbook


The purpose of EPIX is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among Canadian and international public and private sector organizations about the prevention of, preparation for, recovery from and/or mitigation of risk associated with natural and socio-technological disasters.

European Commission Monitoring and Information Centre

Alerting service for disasters worldwide

GLIDE (Global Identifier Number)

Accessing disaster information can be a time consuming and laborious task. Not only is data scattered but frequently identification of the disaster can be confusing in countries with many disaster events. To address both of these issues, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) proposed a globally common Unique ID code for disasters. This idea was shared and promoted by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) of the University of Louvain in Brussels (Belgium), OCHA/ReliefWeb, OCHA/FSCC, ISDR, UNDP, WMO, IFRC, OFDA-USAID, FAO, La Red and the World Bank and was jointly launched as a new initiative "GLIDE".International Relations and Security Network.

The ISN is a free public service that provides a wide range of high-quality and comprehensive products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide. The ISN works to promote a better understanding of the strategic challenges we face in today’s changed security environment.

ISDR Country by Country Disaster Management Information

At present, country information includes the following:

  1. General Profile, developed in collaboration with UNEP-DEWA-GRID-Europe, providing national data, world maps with country identification and national maps with population density and main cities;
  2. Official Contacts, Institutional contacts and National Platforms for disaster risk reduction. More information and guiding principles for National Platforms are available in this section under (link to:
  3. Disaster Profiles, with a set of charts and tables on disaster occurrence by hazard type and their impacts: percentage of killed and affected people and economic losses by country in the last century, based on data from OFDA/CRED. Top 10 natural disasters by country are also highlighted.
  4. Hazard Profiles, developed in collaboration with UNEP-DEWA-GRID-Europe, offering the possibility to create on-line maps on natural hazardous events with the following series by hazard: 1) from 1979 to 2000 for earthquakes and tsunami (including the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004); 2) from 1980 to 2004 for volcanic activities, cyclones and floods; 3) from 1980 to 2001 for droughts; and 4) from 1997 to 2003 for wild land fires.
  5.  National Reports, giving access to full-text official reports received from countries, and classified by the priorities of the Hyogo Framework. Additional key documents and good practices are being provided for Colombia, Indonesia, Japan Mexico, Morocco and South Africa. This pilot activity will continue to identify good practices by country in cooperation with partner organizations.

Military and Civil Defense Assets

Register of Military, Civil Defence and Civil Protection Assets (MCDA Register) contains data on the military, and/or civil defence, and/or civil protection expertise, capacities and range of services which may be offered in case of emergency by Member States and sectorial multinational organizations for international humanitarian disaster relief operations under the following conditions:
inclusion of the assets in the MCDA Register does not mean that they are automatically available for international humanitarian assistance; it serves as an indication only that they may be made available subject to the asset's owner decision on a case-by-case basis;
the assets can be made available through the United Nations;
the assets are provided on a non-profit basis. 

Local Authorities Confronting Disaster and Emergencies

LACDE is an international non-profit association established to assist local authorities around the globe in their struggle against disasters and emergencies

International CEP Handbook 2006

In this handbook you will find civil emergency planning information about all 46 countries in the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance. It is a unique forum involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.