INSARAG is a global network of more than 90 countries and organizations 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”

INSARAG IEC/R Leadership Course 2023 – The Netherlands

The INSARAG New Year Teleconference 2023

The INSARAG New Year Teleconference of Global, Regional, and Working Group Chairs was held remotely on January 17, 2023, and chaired by Ambassador Manuel Bessler. The AEME Chair, Col. Staff Mubarak Sherida Al-Kaabi joined the meeting in person in Bern. The meeting was attended by 43 participants.

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