Topic: Social Media in Disasters

COVID-19: Del distanciamiento físico al acercamiento comunitario

En atención a la pandemia por Covid-19 y a los consecuentes confinamientos, el Programa de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones de la Cruz Roja Mexicana, que forma parte de la Alianza Zurich de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones (ZFRA por sus siglas en inglés), suspendió todas las actividades comunitarias y presenciales. No obstante, el equipo de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones …

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COVID-19: From physical distancing to community approach

Facing the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the Flood Resilience Program of the Mexican Red Cross that is implemented as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) had to stop all community and face-to-face activities. Instead, the flood resilience team developed and implemented the “Covid-19 Community Awareness Strategy”. This case study describes how the team …

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Video Story Contest #MyResilienceStory

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) piloted the #MyResilienceStory video contest from March 3rd to April 12th of 2015 to raise awareness on how local efforts and actions are contributing to community resilience. Through this initiative, the GDPC highlighted disaster preparedness efforts and best practices of disaster risk management around the world by showing how volunteers and disaster practitioners are …

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Social Media in Disasters

The term “social media” refers to Internet-based applications that enable people to communicate and share resources and information. The emergence of this new communication channels represents an opportunity to broaden warnings to diverse segments of the population in times of emergency. These technologies have the potential to prevent communication breakdown through reliance on just one …

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