Livelihoods and Food Security

Every day and every night seem like an eternity – The psychosocial consequences of the pandemic (2022)

Social distancing had remained a permanent feature among the measures recommended to the public by the health authorities. The Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) wanted to gain insight into the psychosocial consequences of social distancing by asking the following questions: ·         How had social distancing affected social life amongst the general population? ·         Had more people […]

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Social Pulse 2022 – a report on the biggest humanitarian needs in Norway

In the report “Humanitarian needs in Norway. Status 2022”, which the Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) commissioned from Statistics Norway, Hammersland and Barstad (2022) thoroughly document how suffering and distress exists in Norway. Whilst this group is not sizeable when measured in proportion to the Norwegian population, it is considerable in absolute terms. The form and

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“Young people who commit crime” worrying trends among the very youngest

Main purpose of report With this thematic note, the Norwegian Red Cross wishes to present fact-based knowledge about crime among young people, review the scope of the problem and highlight which development trends stand out in the relevant literature and statistics in the area. Methodology Desk study, literature review Main findings Overall, there has been

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Presentation of the Open Shelter Database in the Philippines; IFRC-SRU (2018)

Humanitarian Sheltering is a key component to assist affected populations in rebuilding lives and livelihoods. The Open Shelter Database currently hosts information on 160 shelters implemented by different actors in various countries. All shelters recorded in the database are presented in a comparable and standardized fashion in order to offer an overview of construction techniques,

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2015 winter test in Luxembourg – R&D project for a new light self-standing tent

In 2011 the three largest entities operating in humanitarian sheltering, IRC, ICRC, and UNHRC launched a R&D project to continue the efforts of defining a lightweight, self-supporting family-shelter solution for emergency operations. The aim was to develop a solution even lighter than the standard family tent, at a lower cost and with fewer constraints regarding

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Review in winter conditions – R&D project for a new light self-standing tent

The winter test was originally planned to take place in Pakistan. However, following an analysis of the security situation, the IFRC-Shelter Research Unit (IFRC-SRU) together with the Project Committee, decided to organize this phase in two different blocks. The first part was a theoretical winter test in Luxembourg and the second was remote monitoring in

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