The Red Cross and Red Crescent Emergency Items Catalogue


The Emergency items catalogue lists all the items used in Red Cross Red Crescent relief work, and details the exact product specification for each item. It is aimed at logistics personnel and suppliers.


Emergency items catalogue 
  The catalogue provides guidance and assistance to :  
  - Operation requesters, operational users and decision makers and also donors and national authorities concerned with planning, budgeting and execution of assistance programmes in emergency situations.  
  - Purchasers and suppliers involved with the supply of emergency items.  
  Consult the Emergency items catalogue web site    

The need for improved standardization and harmonization of emergency relief and medical items provided by donors and major operational players has been expressed over the years. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross supported by National Societies have coordinated their joint efforts towards this objective.

The catalogue is intended to facilitate t he selection and acquisition of the suitable items notably during emergency operations. Standardisation is intended to facilitate field operations and logistics support, improve quality insurance, communication and reporting, and also to avoid inappropriate donations. The catalogue provides generic technical specifications for essential items.