Members of the International Humanitarian Partnership
B-FAST – Belgian First Aid and Support Team
The Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) is an interdepartmental coordination mechanism of the Belgian government. Chairmanship and Secretariat are held by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs respectively. Other departments involved are the Prime Minister, Defense, the Interior, Public Health, Development Cooperation and Budget. The aim of B-FAST is to render effective emergency relief in the event of sudden onset disasters abroad.
CGDIS - Luxembourg Rescue Services Agency
All the rescue services in Luxembourg are managed by Luxembourg Rescue Services Agency, CGDIS. over 4.000 operational volunteers and around 400 operational professionals are the backbone of the rescue units centralized in the intervention centers and local fire departments. All the emergency missions are coordinated by the national emergency rescue services central (C.S.U. 112) which is available 7/7 and 24/24.
DEMA - Danish Emergency Management Agency
The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is a governmental agency under the Ministry of the Defense. The principal task of DEMA is to supervise the national and municipal rescue preparedness and to advice the authorities on matters of preparedness as well as carry out international tasks when requested to. The IHP focal point is the Deputy Head of the International Division. International engagment and deployments are managed by this section.
ERB - Estonian Rescue Board
The Estonian Rescue Board (ERB) is a governmental organization under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior, which has a leading function in the field of rescue activities, implements state supervision and applies state compulsion on the basis and in the scope prescribed by law. The ERB has a leading role in planning preparedness for emergencies and the operational management of the rescue services. It is also responsible for the development and implementation of national rescue policies. The IHP focal point for ERB is the Crisis Management Department.
CMC - Crisis Management Centre Finland
CMC is a governmental institution and a centre of expertise in civilian crisis management. CMC, under Ministry of the Interior, is responsible of operational activities in Finland. The core tasks are to develop understanding on the comprehensiveness of, and coordination, in crisis management, both on national crisis management capacity building and preparedness, as well as crisis management and peacebuilding missions, and to create a clear framework for the already existing co-operation between these two institutions. CMC takes part in fostering cooperation within the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and other international cooperation in the field of civil protection.
DSB - Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning
The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DCPEP) reports to the Ministry of Justice and the Police. Its activities are organized around 20 civil defense districts, five civil defense camps, five schools and five regional inspectorates for inspection and control of electrical safety. The IHP focal point is the Director of Civil Defence.
MSB – Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (former SRSA Sweden)
The Swedish Civil Contingency Agencies (MSB) is the governmental agency in Sweden responsible for support to emergency management. The core task is to develop and stregthen the ability to prevent, manage and learn from crises a nd disasters. MSB has a mandate to enable and support other actors' management of emergencies when they occure, both nationally and internationally,
DFID – UK Department for International Development
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the IHP member organization for the United Kingdom. The IHP focal point is the Deputy Director of the Operations.
THW - German Federal Agency for Technical Relief
THW – the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief – was formed in 1950 and is under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior. THW joined the ranks of IHP in August 2010. As such, it’s the youngest member. The IHP focal point in THW is the International Division.