Manu Gupta, Chairperson, ADRRN has been recently elected to the Board of Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (hapinternational.org). Elections were held during the 8th General Assembly and the new HAP Board was constituted on May 2010. Manu has been appointed as a full member for a period of two years. Mr. Rezaul Larim Chowdhury , Coast Trust, Bangladesh ,an ADRRN member is already a full member to the Board of Humanitarian Accountabilty Partnership.

Established in 2003, HAP International is the humanitarian sector's first international self-regulatory body. Members of HAP are committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and quality management.
In addition, HAP certifies those members that comply with the HAP Standard in Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management, providing assurance to disaster survivors, staff, volunteers, host authorities and donors that the agency will deliver the best humanitarian service possible in each situation. 


ADRRN members who are also HAP members include MERCY Malaysia, COAST Trust , SEEDS India and CoAR Afghanistan

 
   
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Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years have killed more than 1,600 people and affected up to 20 million - more than a tenth of the population. The United Nations estimates at least 8 million people need urgent assistance.
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