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During the Team Leader Meeting in Chile we promised to start the delivery of the Survey123 License soon. Sorry It took a little longer, but now we are ready to distribute the License.

Teams undergoing there IEC/R soon, get there username and Password within a view days. Now we will start with the classified, or in classification process INSARAG teams. Please send an email to ( Here will collect all requests and take care that IMWG will get them.

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IMPORTANT _ INSARAG Guidelines Version 2.0 for comments

The Guidelines should peruse through the attached Cover Note to gain a summarized understanding of the changes to the Guidelines. In particular, it should be noted that, as endorsed during ISG 2019, all forms/checklists and certain annexes will be moved to under the Guidance Notes and Technical Reference Library. Discussions on how the documents would be referenced from the Guidelines and featured in the website are still ongoing and would be shared during the ISG 2020 meeting.

Click on the following link to get all INSARAG Guidelines:

1) Cover Note 

2) INSARAG Guidelines_Vol I_Policy

3) INSARAG Guidelines_Vol II_Man A

4) INSARAG Guidelines_Vol II_Man B

5) INSARAG Guidelines_Vol II_Man C

6) INSARAG Guidelines_Vol III




INSARAG GRG Meeting, 9-11 December 2019, The Hague, NL

The 6th Guidelines Review Group meeting was held at the Headquarters of The Hague County Fire and Safety Region, The Hague, The Netherlands from 9 -12 December 2019. The members of the Guidelines Review Group (GRG) have validated comments stemming from consultations with the global network regarding the version 2020-25 of the INSARAG Guidelines. The latter will be launched at the 30th Anniversary of the INSARAG network in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2020.

GRG Group Photo The Hague

French PUI Team response to the floods in Djibouti

Following intense rains that caused major floods in the city of Djibouti, and at the request of the Director General of the Djibouti police, POMPIERS DE L’URGENCE INTERNATIONALE (PUI FRA-1) has deployed a technical and operational support team of the DG police to help to :
-the coordination of operations with the Director General of the Djibouti National Police, the National Office for Water and Sanitation, and the Head of Sanitation (EGAL), and fire service,
-the creation of a map of the different networks and sensitive points, and flood area,
-the installation in DJIBOUTI Town of several pumping means from 60 to 300 m3/hour,
-the maintenance operations on several pumping means in order to have a maximum capacity,
-to resolve the problem of the silting up of the network and unhealthy waters,

The situation is in progress and better with the system of pumping, but new rains are attended in few days and the situation could be less positive.

A coordination meeting was also held with IOM DJIBOUTI; a training project in crisis management and inter-service exercise after the crisis is requested by the police DG.

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Albania Earthquake_INSARAG Heavy Team from Turkey- AFAD 2

Insarag classified Heavy Team AFAD-2 of Turkey  has started to work in earthquake stricken Durres to support search and rescue efforts in Albania.

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