Disaster risk management and related information sharing measures should be implemented and provided on the basis of genuine needs alone, without any favouritism between or within the population groups concerned. Priority in action should be given to the most urgent cases of distress or most urgent needs for sharing.

  • Make decisions with and about information sharing based on genuine need alone.
  • Protect individuals and groups against actions and missions interfering with fundamental rights, entitlements, and human dignity.


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Human Rights Council. (2015). Final research-based report of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on best practices and main challenges in the promotion and protection of human rights in post-disaster and post-conflict situations. United Nations General Assembly. A/HRC/28/76. [Link
IFRC. The Seven Fundamental Principles. [Link

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