Type: Report

Early Warning Early Action: Toward More Behaviorally Informed Early Warning Systems

Early warning systems (EWSs) have traditionally focused on collecting and analyzing hazard data to produce warning messages that help inform stakeholders of impending disasters and when, where, and how to initiate response activities. Social constructivist understandings of risk have led to more people-centered approaches to EWS design and development. The resulting systems, though better informed, …

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CBRN Equipment

Various guidance and classifications of personal proactive equipment suggested for CBRN environments from RCRC National societies and other organisations. Available in English and German.

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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NorCross Pandemic Response in Norway, 2020 and 2021

Executive summary The COVID-19 pandemic put pressure on the Norwegian welfare state and necessitated that the Norwegian Red Cross, as a preparedness and humanitarian organisation, found innovative ways to operate its humanitarian activities and how it responds to emergencies. This report describes how the organisation has mobilized massive resources in supporting the Norwegian public authorities …

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Estudio de la resiliencia ante inundaciones en localidades de la Huasteca Potosina

La resiliencia se ha convertido en un concepto fundamental para entender teóricamente y fortalecer en la práctica, la gestión del riesgo de desastres, el desarrollo sostenible y la adaptación al cambio climático. El Proyecto de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones en México (PRAIM), implementado por la Cruz Roja Mexicana, y financiado por la Alianza para la Resiliencia …

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