INSARAG is a global network of more than 90 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. INSARAG deals with urban search and rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and methodology for international coordination in earthquake response based on the INSARAG Guidelines endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of 2002, on “Strengthening the Effectiveness and Coordination of International Urban Search and Rescue Assistance”

Deployment FRA-2 Beirut
Training Working Group (TWG) meeting online
INSARAG 30th anniversary
ICMS Training via an INTERNET “WebEx"

Note From IMWG

We are all facing a situation that we only know from exercises or films. Even I could never have imagined that we were on th...

IEC/R Training Course for Team Leaders, Mentors and INSARAG Secretariat Representatives

INSARAG IEC/R Team Leaders, Mentors and Secretariat Representative Training was conducted at the Sultanate of Oman Public Authority for Civil Defen...

INSARAG Working Groups Chairs ISG 2020
Turkey Earthquake 24 January 2020

 

On Friday 24 January at 17:55h UTC (20:55 local time), an earthquake magnitude M6.7, 10 depth, has stricken Turkey with epicenter in...

French PUI Team Response to Floods in Djibouti
GRG Meeting-9-11-December-2019-the-Hague-nl
IEC Medium Indonesia Rescue Team (INASAR)

The Indonesian Rescue Medium Team has successfully undergone an intensive field exercise as per the External Classification of USAR Team under the ...

ALBANIA EARTHQUAKE_INSARAG HEAVY TEAM FROM TURKEY- AFAD 2
3rd INSARAG Global Meeting

The 3rd INSARAG Global Meeting will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from 4 to 9 October 2020, and is generously hosted by the National Hea...

INSARAG AEME Regional Exercise, 5-8 November 2019, Baku, Azerbaijan

The INSARAG AEME Regional exercise has taken place from 5 to 8 November 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. This exercise benefited of high level representat...

IEC Medium Pakistan Rescue Team

The Pakistan Rescue Team has successfully undergone an intensive field exercise as per the External Classification of USAR Team under the INSARAG g...

INSARAG AEME Meeting, from 24 to 25 October 2019, Palermo, Italy

The INSARAG Africa, Europe and Middle East (AEME) Regional Group meeting was held on 24-25 October 2019, Palermo,  Italy, and generously hoste...

IEC Heavy classification of China International Search and Rescue Team (CHN -2 CSAR)

China's International Search and Rescue (CHN -2 CSAR) Team has successfully undergone an intensive 36 hours full-scale and demanding peer-revi...

IER Heavy reclassification of China International Search and Rescue Team (CHN -1 CISAR)

China's International Search and Rescue Team (CHN -1 CISAR) Team has successfully undergone an intensive 36 hours full-scale and demanding pee...

Team Leaders Meeting 2019

Team leaders meeting in Santiago, Chile, with 39 countries, 5 organisations and 200 participants. 

INSARAG First responder Training in Iraq 2019

On behalf of the German Development Ministry THW is supporting the Iraq Government in the implementation of the INSARAG First responder Training in...

IER Heavy Ukraine Mobile Rescue Team Reclassification

The Ukranian Urban Search and Rescue Team (Mobile Rescue)  has successfully undergone an intensive field exercise as per the External Reclassi...

INSARAG Meeting with RoboCup

This last Monday (3 September), the INSARAG team has received in the Palais of Nations four members from the RoboCup Federation:  Farshid Fara...


A word from our INSARAG Global Chairman

In light of the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic that affects all of us, the INSARAG network will have to jointly adopt a high degree of flexibility in order to adapt to this evolutive situation. Implementing a flexible approach in facing modern humanitarian crises, as discussed during the INSARAG 2020 Steering Group meeting, would enable the network to continue providing high quality assistance in emergency preparedness and response, to the people we serve.

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 Ambassador Manuel Bessler

INSARAG Chairman