Founded in 1962, The International Association for Disaster Preparedness and Response (DERA) is a nonprofit Non-governmental Organization (NGO).

DERA links professionals, volunteers, and organizations who take an active role in all phases of disaster preparedness and emergency management. 

We have active members around the world and invite you to obtain the benefits of membership while sharing your knowledge, skills, and abilities to help those in need.

DERA provides professional support, resource-sharing, leadership opportunities and professional networking for members and is actively involved in providing critical emergency assistance in response to disasters around the world.