Managing the dead in catastrophes: guiding principles and practical recommendations for first responders

In 2006 the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), published guidelines for the management of the dead, to help improve the management of the dead after catastrophes.

About the author

Morris Tidball-Binz
Forensic co-ordinator

M.D. (Argentina, 1957), is forensic co-ordinator for the Assistance Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is a specialist in the application of forensic sciences to human rights and humanitarian investigations, including the search for the missing.

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