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Humanitarian aspects in emergency management

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Civil emergencies
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An emergency or major incident will include a wide range of humanitarian aspects. Responders should provide appropriate care and support for everyone affected by an emergency. This may include survivors of an incident, family and friends of survivors and the deceased, those responding to the emergency, and the community living and working in the area affected. These activities should address the needs of people affected by emergencies, providing psychological and social aftercare and support in the short, medium and long term.

For further information, seeĀ Cabinet Office (2016) Human Aspects in Emergency Management: Guidance on supporting individuals affected by emergencies.

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