Type: Guidance material

Nuclear Disaster Guidelines – Japanese Red Cross Society – November 2018

The Japanese Red Cross Society issued the “Nuclear Disaster Guidelines for Preparedness, Response and Recovery” (Guidelines) on March 30, 2015, and made some changes to them afterward, in March 2016 and November 2018. Based on the experiences and reflections of the activities conducted soon after the TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident (Fukushima Daiichi …

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Moving Towards Children as Partners in Child Protection in COVID-19 Guide (From Participation to Partnerships)

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, children and youth were facing unprecedented challenges caused by quarantine measures and school closure policies in nearly every country in the world. At the same time these challenges emerged, child-focused organizations found it harder than ever to communicate with children, needing to adapt their methods of hearing children’s …

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WHO interim guidance: Mask use in the context of COVID-19

This WHO document, is an update of the guidance published on 5 June 2020, includes new scientific evidence relevant to the use of masks for reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and practical considerations

COVID-19 AND THE IMPACT ON MIGRANTS – IFRC Briefing note:

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, states are facing an unprecedented public health challenge, which has forced them to adopt stringent measures. Against this backdrop, the management of migratory movements adds another layer of complexity – migrants must not be disproportionately affected either by the pandemic itself or by the measures legitimately adopted by states in …

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16-22 November COVID-19 update

These documents are a summary of the risk, evidence, and assessment related to COVID-19. These are updated on a weekly basis and past updates can be found under ‘Risk, Evidence, and Modelling’. Future updates will appear in the same location.

WHO Technical specifications of personal protective equipment for COVID-19

the WHO interim guidance on the quality, performance characteristics and related standards of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used in the context of COVID-19. This includes WHO Priority Medical Devices, specifically: surgical masks, non-surgical masks, gloves, goggles, face shields, gowns and N95 masks

Testing for COVID-19 guidance_Arabic

This guidance provides explanations of the types and reliability of different test types and strategies. It is meant to inform effective decision-making by National Societies involved in or considering support to COVID-19 testing. Last updated on October 2020.