Topic: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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Migrants hit an “invisible wall” in accessing COVID-19 care and vaccines

Originally posted on IFRC website: Geneva, 9 March 2021 – A new report released today documents an “invisible wall” that has blocked migrants from accessing basic services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now preventing them from accessing vaccines.  The report – Locked down and left out? Why access to basic services for …

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Adaptability in Times of Covid-19: Exploring Digital Resilience Building

Traditional on-site and face-to-face resilience building activities are unavailable to humanitarian and development organizations due to the Coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns. As communities across the globe still face risks in the form of Covid-19 as well as natural hazards like floods, finding practical ways to help communities strengthen their resilience is more important than …

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