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UK Search and Rescue Advisory Group

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what guidelines have been developed by the UK Search and Rescue Advisory Group; and if he will place a copy of those guidelines in the Library. (170259)

The UK International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (UKISARG) has not developed specific guidelines. However, the Group has established common principles and standards to ensure that the member organisations are able to operate in a consistent, effective, professional and accountable manner. UKISARG member organisations must comply with UKISARG specific standards as well as the “Principles of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Response Programmes” and current International Search and Rescue Group (INSARAG) guidelines.

I am putting a copy of both of these documents in the Library of the House; alternatively they can be found via the following links:

Principles of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Response Programmes:

http://www.ifrc.org/publicat/conduct/code.asp.

INSARAG Guidelines:

http://ochaonline.un.org/Coordination/FieldCoordinationSupportSection/INSARAG/tabid/1436/Default.aspx