International Search and Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG)

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News:The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has organized the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise as per the International Search & Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG) guidelines for familiarization & exercise purposes.

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About INSARAG:

  • The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group(INSARAG) was established in 1991.
  • It is a network of disaster-prone and disaster-responding countries and organizations dedicated to urban search and rescue(USAR) and operational field coordination.
  • It aims to establish standards and classification for international USAR teams as well as methodology for international response coordination in the aftermath of earthquakes and collapsed structure disasters.
  • The Secretariat is located in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs(OCHA).

Additional information:

About ICCROM:

  • The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property(ICCROM) is an intergovernmental organization formed at the UNESCO General Conference in New Delhi in 1956.
  • It aims to promote the conservation of all forms of cultural heritage in every region of the world.
  • It is headquartered in Rome,Italy.Currently,it consists of 136 member states.