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Children Coping with COVID-19. Building Resilience in Children with Pedro the Penguin.

Building Resilience with Pedro the Penguin

Tassia Stewart 02 Feb 2021

By Sam Johnson Program Lead, Youth Preparedness, American Red Cross Created by the American Red Cross, Pedro is a penguin who loves learning about how he can be prepared and take action …

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Data Readiness Toolkit Launched to Build Competencies of National Societies

Celine Erickson 05 Jan 2021
New DATA READINESS TOOLKIT aims to build data competencies across the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) h...

Supporting Children During Stressful Times

Tassia Stewart 05 Jan 2021
By Sam Johnson Program Lead, Youth Preparedness, American Red Cross Now more than ever, it’s critical we have open conversations with the children i...

2020 World Disaster Report Published

Tassia Stewart 20 Nov 2020
On November 17, 2020 The IFRC launched the 2020 World Disasters Report, titled “Come Heat or High Water: Tackling the humanitarian impacts of th...

How Digital Transformation in Humanitarian Assistance is Impacting the Global COVID-19 Response.

Celine Erickson 28 Sep 2020
Preserving the four principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence, generally referred to as the humanitarian principles, is vital...

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

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...

Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait

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 ...

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Guidance material

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

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 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 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 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 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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