Topic: Communicable Disease

NorCross Pandemic Response in Norway, 2020 and 2021

Executive summary The COVID-19 pandemic put pressure on the Norwegian welfare state and necessitated that the Norwegian Red Cross, as a preparedness and humanitarian organisation, found innovative ways to operate its humanitarian activities and how it responds to emergencies. This report describes how the organisation has mobilized massive resources in supporting the Norwegian public authorities …

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Mental health and psychosocial support in Asia Pacific during COVID-19: Case studies

With the introduction of the Asia Pacific MHPSS Training and Learning Collaborative, the efforts towards strengthening MHPSS in the region have grown, through collaborations with partner National Societies to improve the quality of services and support the implementation of Psychological First Aid (PFA) for All. To help illustrate the efforts done in the region, we are …

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Exploring co-benefits: Community-centred resilience building in times of Covid-19

As Covid-19 continues to affect communities globally, humanitarian and development organizations need to adapt our way of working. This case study from the Red Cross in the Philippines shows how programmes can be adapted to respond to communities’ acute needs regarding Covid-19 while maintaining a vital focus on flood resilience. Communities’ needs increased as the …

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Responding to COVID-19 In Urban Environments

National-Society-Response-to-Covid-19-in-Urban-Areas-Final Literature-Review-Learning-on-Epidemics Learning from Local Responders to Guide Future Epidemic & Pandemic Responses in Urban Areas This study on Responding to COVID-19 in Urban Environments was commissioned by the German Red Cross through funding from the German Federal Foreign Office. This report forms the final of two outputs produced for the study. The first was …

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