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ICCROM Releases new online, free to download resource on cultural heritage rescue


Enclosed is the link to recently released two-part interactive resource on cultural heritage first aid. Created for the various actors involved in an emergency, it provides a practical method and a set of ready-to-use tools for securing endangered cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. The user-friendly workflows help readers to plan and implement coordinated cultural rescue and risk reduction operations that involve local communities, heritage custodians, emergency responders, and humanitarians. The resource has multiple uses: it will help to improve emergency preparedness within cultural heritage institutions, serve as a reference to train others, and act as a guide for planning and implementing coordinated cultural heritage first aid.

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Link to Launch Folder which has the books, promotional images, and an introductory text.

Swiss SIMEX18, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 2018

The Swiss Government had the pleasure to host the 2018 INSARAG earthquake response Simulation Exercise ("SIMEX 18"). The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence hosted this event between 8 and 12 October 2018 in Kriens, Switzerland. SDC, the International Search and Advisory Group (INSARAG) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) were jointly responsible for conducting the SIMEX18.

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INSARAG Team Leaders Meeting 2018, Bucharest, Romania

The INSARAG Team Leaders meeting took place from 19 to 21 September 2018 in Bucharest, Romania with 58 countries and organizations.

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Presentations: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3


UK ISARs 25 year anniversary brochure

UK ISAR celebrated the occasion at the Emergency Services show last week in Birmingham with both serving and former team members in attendance. : (You will have to register to be able to view it)



Kobo Toolbox training in Dombóvár, Tolna County, Hungary

  • An international Kobo Toolbox training was held in Dombóvár, Tolna County, Hungary between 4-7 September 2018

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