New Inter Agency Standing Committee Simulation Exercise Materials

Simulation exercises have gained increasing prominence in humanitarian preparedness over the past several years, particularly by the organisations comprising the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Simulations serve to test plans, rehearse procedures, identify gaps, solve problems, increase confidence and generally add to the overall capacity of organisations and individuals to react to emergencies in an effective, timely and reliable manner. In any life-saving profession--pilots, fire-fighters, para-medics—drills and practice are required to achieve the best results.