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ERU EMERGENCY RESPONSE UNITS
what? standardized equipmentspecialised personnel standardized equipment in support of local national Red Cross/Red Crescent (RC/RC)
when? large emergency operations maximum 4 monthsthen handover to local national RC/RC
how? disaster request of RC/RC from affected countryInternational Federation (IFRC) coordination FACT assessment deployment of ERU’s
types health water & sanitation base camp basic healthrapid deployment hospital referral hospital water & sanitation base camp
types relief (distribution of food & non food items) logisticsIT & Telecom
health ERU basic health carebasic & essential curative, preventive & community health care
health ERU rapid deployment hospitaloperational within 48 hrs, during max 10 days first aid, triage, medevac
health ERU referral hospital surgical & medical carefor population up to people
water & sanitation ERU treatment & supply of water basic sanitation
relief ERU distribution of emergency supplies (plastic sheets, blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, …)
logistics ERU reception, storage & forwarding of relief items
IT & Telecom ERU communication in operations between ERU’swith IFRC Geneva
base camp ERU living & working space for RC staff
BENELUX RELIEF ERU
who? joint Relief ERU cooperation between Belgian RC Netherlands RCLuxembourg RC joint Relief ERU
what? areas of cooperation human resources funding equipment
what? areas of cooperation training preparation deployment
when? upon request of IFRC mixed team of 4 people max 4 monthsteam rotation every 4 weeks
human resources 80 BENELUX volunteers on the team rosterwomen & men of various occupation monthly availability roster
training ERU induction course refresher course 1 week every 2 year3 days
preliminary activitiestraining personnel purchase/packing collective equipment (modular) personnal equipment funding
deployment coordinated through BENELUX focal point selection of teamin briefing Admin & Log support for deployment
field activities assessment of needs & beneficiaries
field activities registration of beneficiaries
field activities distribution of relief goods
field activities reporting distribution statistics to Genevateam working to BENELUX focal point
field activities coordination with other ERU’shumanitarian organisations
field activities cooperation with local RC/RCoperations through local RC/RC integration of local volunteers in ERU team
field activities cooperation with local RC/RCcapacity building of local RC/RC handover equipment at end of deployment to local RC/RC
BENELUX ERU deploymentsMOZAMBIQUE 2007 MADAGASCAR 2007 PERU 2007 HAITI 2008 BURKINA FASO 2009
BENELUX ERU deploymentsHAITI 2010 PAKISTAN 2010 TUNISIA 2011 CHAD 2011
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