About this site
The emergency items catalogue has been established by the International Federation and the International Committee of the Red Cross, with the support of National Societies. Its aim is to standardize and harmonize the selection and procurement of relief items during emergency operations. Standardization improves quality assurance, communication and reporting, and also helps prevent inappropriate donations.
The catalogue lists over 2,000 standard commodities with product specification details for each item. The catalogue provides information and assistance for :
This is the third edition of the catalogue, issued in 2009. It replaces previous editions of the catalogue, issued in 2002 and 2004.
- operational users such as logistics personnel
- national authorities involved in emergency operations
To order a DVD-ROM or printed version of this catalogue, please contact the Federation. (a processing and handling fee applies)
Please contact the Federation to provide any comments and feedback.
All terms from the Legal section of the Federation Procurement Services website apply to the Emergency Items Catalogue website. (this website) These terms may be found at : http://www.ifrc.org/en/disclaimer/
Section B relating to the copyright policy is modified to the extent that all Emergency Items Catalogue content (including item specifications and item codes) may be copied and distributed freely. However, in case of any modification to the Emergency Items Catalogue content, such replication and attribution to the Red Cross Red Crescent is prohibited.