01/04/2015, Klaus Maurer (Hamburg Fire Department), on "United Nations Disaster and Coordination Team"


After natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes there are not only dead and injured people. Often the infrastructure is damaged and the basic life support is not available. The task of the UNDAC team is to be part of the first foreign assistance in the crisis area to explore the requirements and to support local governments to coordinate the international assistance. 


Maurer, Director of the Hamburg Fire Department, is one of about 170 worldwide active UNDAC members. In a crisis, within twelve to 24 hours, the team should be on site and get an overview of the situation. The core work is to identify the acute needs and to coordinate international relief teams and items, so that the population and the affected area will be supplied adequately. Klaus Maurer also speaks about aspects of disaster prevention and cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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April 1st, 2015 @ 06:00 pm


April 1st, 2015 @ 07:00 pm


Kühne Logistics University (KLU) at Hörssal
Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung
Grosser Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg, Germany  
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Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid
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20457 Hamburg, Germany
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