Type: Guidance material

COVID-19 and HIV in humanitarian situations: Considerations for preparedness and response

Guidance from the Inter-Agency task team to address HIV in humanitarian emergencies, in recognition that responding to COVID-19 will put significant pressure on already weak health systems, potentially resulting in serious disruptions in HIV care and treatment. Without ARVs, PLHIV are immunocompromised and may be at higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, and potentially …

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Guidelines on Emergency Sheltering for Refugees in Germany

This document has been produced in time from November 2015 until January 2016 to reply to a demand for general guidance on sheltering refugees in the context of the “refugee crisis” experienced in Germany as of August 2015. This guidance is based on accepted humanitarian standards (SPHERE) complemented with desk-review, field visits, and structured conversations …

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Améliorations au Guide de l’Habitat Actuel dans la Région des Grands Lacs (Conférence, 22-24 avril 2012)

L’atelier: L’atelier organisé par la Croix-Rouge du Burundi et la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise avec l’appui technique de l’IFRC-Shelter Research Unit s’est tenu du 22 au 24 avril 2012. L’objectif était de revoir le modèle de maison actuellement utilisé, qui fût établi par le HCR et d’identifier les améliorations possibles. Cinquante participants ont assisté à l’atelier durant …

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Testing for COVID-19 guidance

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.

Standard Guideline for Disaster Prone Housing of Bangladesh

Context and Rationale of the Guideline Bangladesh is predisposed to numerous natural extremities due to its geographic location and meteorological features. Every year, the country faces multiple exposures to extreme natural phenomena that significantly affect the inhabitants’ overall livelihood. Predominantly housing is the most affected paradigm, facing the utmost adverse impacts of nature. Although Bangladesh …

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