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Emergency Preparedness

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NGO Conference Call Announcement

As you know, USAID is leading a whole-of-government response to assist the Government of Haiti in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake. The US Government is conducting operations in support of the Haitian Government, in coordination with and in support of the United Nations and the international community.  We are leading efforts to provide immediate, lifesaving and life sustaining relief and to build a foundation for a more stable, resilient and prosperous Haiti.

Upcoming Conference Call Schedule:

January 28:                 Web-based Situational Awareness Tools
January 29:                 InterAction Update:  Reporting from Haiti
February 1:                  Persons with Disabilities: Recovery and Response Efforts
February 3:                  NGO Perspective
February 5:                  24 Day Review

All calls will take place at 4 pm EST for 30 minutes.  The telephone numbers below will stay the same.  The conference call ID number will change.  We will send updated information each day.

January 28 Conference Call Details

The USAID team working to coordinate NGO activities in Haiti will be holding a 30-minute conference call tomorrow, Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 4 pm EST on Web-based Situational Awareness Tools.  During parts of this call, it would be helpful if you are at a computer with Internet access and can click to the following websites:

USAID:  http://www.usaid.gov/helphaiti/

OneResponse.Info:  http://www.oneresponse.info/Disasters/Haiti/Pages/default.aspx



Due to expected call volume, please call in early to allow time to be connected to the call.

International #: (816) 650-7866

Domestic #: (866) 306-0035

Conference ID: 53585763

This call will be captioned to provide access to all participants, including participants who are deaf or hard of hearing. At the start time of the event, please login to your event by clicking on the link below:

http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=1491703&CustomerID=321  or go to:

http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=XXX and enter the event confirmation number 1491703.

Information shared on this call will be summarized in an email sent out at a later point for those who were unable to join today’s call.  Please forward this email to others in your network and have them email RebuildHaiti@usaid.gov with Add Me in the subject line if they would like to receive the updates.



Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief for People with Disabilities and Older Adults


  • www.disability911.org – Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities
  • www.visionaware.org – Emergency Preparedness for Visually Impared
  • Principles and Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness
  • Readiness Checklist for People with Disabilities (prepared by Ohio Legal Rights Service)
  • Bridge Multimedia
    Emergency Info Online
  • June Isaacson Kailes
  • Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions (www.cdihp.org) and June Isaacson Kailes
    Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety (this is a different publication than the above; from espfocus.org)
  • Center for Disability and Special Needs Preparedness
  • The National Organization on Disability (NOD)
    • Emergency Preparedness Initiative
    • Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities (text and PDF formats)
    • Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities (text and PDF)
    • Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Sensory Disabilities (text and PDF)
    • Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Developmental or Cognitive Disabilities (text and PDF)
    • Disaster Readiness Tips for Owners of Pets of Service Animals (text and PDF)
    • Emergency Preparedness Research Paper Directory

Specific Issues in Recovery

  • The Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource – Asbestos.net