IHP-mission to Haiti

The International Humanitarian Partnership, IHP, will support the UNDAC team after the major earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th.

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Sweden will continue to hold the IHP Chairmanship until the lst of July, 2010

Sweden will continue to hold the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) chairmanship after the beginning of next year. Denmark, who stands next in line, has asked Sweden to extend its chairmanship until the 1st of July, 2010, and Sweden has agreed.

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Observers at the IHP meeting wish to become new members

Representatives from two additional countries were also present at the IHP meeting in Brussels at the end of November. In addition to the seven member countries, Austria and Germany also had representatives attending as observers.

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IHP Support Staff Training 2009

The 2009 IHP Support Staff Training was hosted by CMC Finland in Kuopio from 16-20 November 2009. The training aimed at providing IHP technical support staff and partners a basic awareness of the international emergency environment, the UNDAC system and the IHP support modules concept.

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First Deployment of Light Base Camp

As a response after the earthquake, which affected Sumatra, Indonesia, the United Nations decided to deploy an UNDAC team (United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination). In support of the UNDAC team, IHP co-deployed both IT/communication as well as a Light Base Camp.

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