Resources & Links

Comprehensive link compilation to relevant informational webpages about humanitarian work, handbooks on humanitarian work and background information on the legal basis upon which the DRC Stand-by Roster operates etc.
SPHERE handbook
Profiling & assessment
Humanitarian negotiation
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue: Handbook on Humanitarian Negotiation




Recommended e-learning programs

Preparation for deployment

All DRC deployees are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the context prior to their missions. The following websites provide useful background information:

If you are going on mission with UNICEF, all relevant resources relating to UNICEF’s work in emergencies can be found on:


Links to UN agencies’ & cluster websites

Partner Agencies

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):

  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA):

  • United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


Global Clusters
Various guidelines from the different clusters are accessible through the global clusters’ websites (accessed through the portal). They are of different quality, but should in principle contain the most important documents for each sector

The protection cluster website comprise a comprehensive collection of standards, guidelines, and tools related to protection, including legal standards and various operational guidelines that general as well as related to specific groups

Other organizations with Stand-By Partner Programmes

Transformative agenda