The Emergency Manual consists of entries that provide guidance on specific topics which are grouped together under eight main categories:
This category provides IOM country offices and staff with the basic guidance and tools to facilitate immediate and efficient deployment and system support to scale up humanitarian operations as needed.
This category is divided by thirteen out of fifteen sectors of IOM's Migration Crises Framework (MCOF). Guidance on cross-cutting topics such as inter-agency assessments, protection mainstreaming and gender mainstreaming are also provided in this section.
This category guidance on procedures that support humanitarian operations, including project development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and public information.
This category provides information on management procedures for administration, finance, human resources, procurement and logistics, and information communication and technology (ICT).
This category provides security and risk management guidance, in view of emergency responders and persons of concern.
The section provides guidance on Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) frameworks and processes, including, but not limited to the IASC Cluster System and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle. Note that guidance on inter-agency frameworks and procedures are taken from existing IASC tools and references with additional guidance included by IOM, when relevant, on how the Organization can better contribute to inter-agency frameworks.
This section, complementary to the global frameworks, summarizes key IOM frameworks that outline IOM's principles, commitments, strategic approach and operational objectives in its emergency responses.
This is a database of existing methodologies, toolkits, and other resources relevant to IOM's work. This includes a repository of terms of references.