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Red Cross First Aid App Sees Boost From COVID-19 Content

Tassia Stewart Tassia Stewart 18 Sep 2020

Creating lifesaving impact is the ultimate goal of any humanitarian organization, and this is especially true for the 192 National Societies that make up the International Red Cross Red Crescent …

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Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait

Tassia Stewart Tassia Stewart 30 Jun 2020
‘Delay and pay, or plan and prosper’, is the crystal clear message from IFRC Head, Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of ...

Eight Resources Families Can Use to Support Children During the Pandemic

Celine Erickson 27 May 2020
According to the World Bank, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing more than 1.6 billion children and youth to be out of school in 161 countries. This is c...

Tackling Social Stigma Around COVID-19

Bonnie Haskell Bonnie Haskell 13 Mar 2020
Ombretta Baggio, IFRC Senior Advisor, Community Engagement and Accountability In more than two months, the number of people confirmed to have been inf...

Carbon Offsets: A New Year’s Resolution for Every Humanitarian

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 18 Feb 2020
For many of us, identifying and planning better habits extend well beyond they first few days in the new year. In fact, it is probably more effective ...

10 Key Takeaways from the Immersive Technologies & Digital Games for School Disaster Preparedness Report

Celine Erickson 10 Feb 2020
The use of virtual reality simulations in a variety of training and pedagogical contexts is expanding, reflective of an upward trend in immersive tech...

Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned from the LAC region

Miguel Aguirre Miguel Aguirre 10 Oct 2019
As part of the project “LARRA Actividades de Reducción de Riesgo de Latinoamérica,” the American Red Cross in coordination with the Nat...

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Guidance material

Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools

Jessica Ports Robbins Jessica Ports Robbins 13 Mar 2020
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidance to help protect children and schools from transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The guidance provides critical considerations and practical checklists to ...
Guidance material

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Jessica Ports Robbins Jessica Ports Robbins 13 Mar 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protec...
Guidance material

NAMI: COVID-19 Information and Resources

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 19 Mar 2020
The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having wide-reaching impacts, and people affected by mental health conditions face unique challenges during this time. Even those without history of mental health conditions may feel heightened levels of stress and anxiety relating to the pandemic.  National ...
Training material

Brief Open Online Training in Coronavirus

Miguel Aguirre Miguel Aguirre 26 Mar 2020
The Spanish Red Cross offers free online training modules about “Coronavirus: Basic knowledge and prevention measures” for Responders (staff and volunteers): English, French, Spanish General public: English, French, Spanish More on the Business Continuity Planning Help Desk, Coronavirus...
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Wellness Exercises

Tassia Stewart Tassia Stewart 30 Mar 2020
Find some exercises to relieve stress and anxiety in children during crisis situations: Breathing with color Color me! Kids Activity Kit: COVID-19 https://preparecenter.org/kidskit
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Kids Pledge of Safety

Tassia Stewart Tassia Stewart 30 Mar 2020
You can make a difference in the fight against germs and disease. By taking this pledge you promise to take all the safety actions every day to keep you and your family safe. Have your parents download and print the pledge. Then sign, take the pledge and post on the wall. Recite as often as …...

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