Disaster Response Resources - DDRC

People with diabetes need special medical attention during times of conflict, war, outbreaks, and natural disasters. This page is a compendium of resources developed by organizations, institutions, and governments. Where gaps exist, DEFA resources have (and will be) created to provide a comprehensive resource for those in need. 

This section provides resources for managing switching between different insulin formulations during emergency situations.







Here are some essential tips for first responders caring for people with diabetes, crucial for effectively and safely handling emergency situations.

On February 6th, tens of thousands of people lost their lives and many more have been injured in a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Turkey (Türkiye) and Syria border. It is one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in 100 years.

Support personnel are on the ground and ready to respond with search & rescue efforts and to provide direct medical intervention. Homes, buildings and essential infrastructure have been destroyed and at-risk populations will need urgent support to access food, shelter, warm clothing and medical supplies (e.g. insulin).