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Good Neighbors is An Emergency Relief Organization.

We offers assistance to anyone in need through out the world.

  • About Emergency Relief
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  • Directions
About Emergency Relief

Emergency relief implements relief works such as providing medical care and sending relief supplies to people who lost their homes due to natural disasters such as earthquake, flood, typhoon and heavy snow, and a national crisis such as a war. This helps them to find hope and return to their normal life by assisting and undertaking reconstruction.

Good Neighbors states in code of conduct that ‘We offers assistance to anyone in need,’ and similarly, International law and Humanitarian Charter recognizes that ‘those affected are entitled to protection and assistance.’

About Emergency Relief
Principles of Emergency Relief
  • In case of an emergency relief situation, dispatch an emergency relief team within 3 days.
  • Dispatched team members assist anyone in need regardless of race, religion, ideology, and region based on humanitarianism.
  • Respect their rights because those affected are entitled to protection and assistance.
  • Try to understand field countries’ culture and customs, and not to ignore culture and tradition of the victims.
  • When implementing emergency relief works, respect the victims’ and the field country’s opinion, and encourage active participation in our work.
  • Strengthen field country’s ability to cope with a disaster, and make the best use of local human and material resources.
  • Reduce vulnerability to future disaster, and enable people to live a sustainable life.
  • Keep transparency in budget execution and reinforce the professionalism in order to carry out our responsibility to the victims and the donors.
  • Do our best to carry out fast restoration work, and if necessary, establish a regional office and cooperate with local community to continue long-term reconstruction.
  • Try not to put emergency relief team’s security and health in danger, and establish necessary countermeasures.
  • Follow international standards.
  • Closely cooperate with government and NGOs in a field country to avoid overlapping activities.
  • According to ‘Overseas Emergency Relief Act,’(promulgated in March 29, 2007) cooperates with Korean government and other NGOs if necessary.
Criteria for dealing with Emergency Relief cases
Category 01 Category 02 Category 03
Definition Small-scale disaster which can be handled by a field country Relatively big disaster which can be handled by regional headquarters Huge disaster which cannot be handled by a field country and regional headquarters
Extent of Damage Cause victims more than 10% of the local population Cause victims more than 25% of the local population or more than 200,000 people Cause victims more than 30% of the overall population or more than 500,000 people
Remarks Local government leads relief work Regional headquarters lead relief work The headquarters dispatch emergency relief team
Directions for Emergency Relief

When implementing emergency relief, Good Neighbors closely cooperates with UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) or Local Emergency Management Agency  (LEMA). Generally, we follow the procedure:

‘treat people who are in critical condition but survivable > distribute relief supplies, handle the dead > continue treatment > protect the weak such as a child and a woman(heal trauma) > improve health and sanitation > improve child nutrition > continue child education > carry reconstruction’

but it can be changed depending on a community demand and emergency relief team’s judgment about the situation.

Emergency Relief : 01 Regional surveys  ,02 Health care, 03 Provisions and nourishment, 04 Water and sanitation, 05 Distribution of emergency food and other supplies, 06 Providing a shelter

Good Neighbors implements emergency relief work based on 6 criteria above.

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