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Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP)


The Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP) was created in 1985 to provide the US Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
(USAID/OFDA) with essential technical support in disaster response management, planning, operations, preparedness, and prevention.

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Program Areas

Emergency Response

With a roster of over 200 Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees trained in OFDA systems and procedures, the DASP arranges short and long-term detail assignments to support USAID/OFDA responses to international disasters.

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Mission Disaster Preparedness

The DASP works with USAID Missions, Embassies and the interagency community abroad to understand their own roles, the role and capabilities USAID/OFDA, and the processes and mechanisms for providing United States Government (USG) assistance in response to international disasters.

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Methodology and Systems

The DASP has developed many systems, procedures, guides and other tools to enhance and facilitate OFDA’s disaster planning, management and response.

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In coordination with the USAID/OFDA Training Unit, DASP develops and provides training to USAID, the Forest Service, BLM and other USG personnel and partners.

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DASP Digest
Annual Reports
5 Year Report
USAID/OFDA Annual Reports
Field Operations Guide (FOG)
Global Leaflet: Disaster

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