Type: Research

IFRC-report-COVID19-migrants-least-protected-most-affected

Least Protected, Most Affected: Migrants and refugees facing extraordinary risks during the COVID-19 pandemic was officially launched for an external audience in Geneva today (10 September) by IFRC President, Francesco Rocca. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, President Rocca, said: “COVID-19 has been cruel for all of us. It has been catastrophic for migrants. They face even more restrictions in terms of accessing …

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IOM Policy Paper on Cross-border mobility and COVID-19

Further to the UN Secretary General Brief focused on COVID-19 and People on the Move, we are pleased to bring to your attention the Policy Paper issued by IOM on ‘Cross-border mobility amid and post COVID-19’.   Based on a review of presently available evidence on migration and health-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the brief encompasses the short and medium term challenges and selected solutions for human mobility; possible and preferred scenarios for promoting coordinated and ‘healthy’ reopening of borders and lifting of travel restrictions, and longer term recommendations for migration and health policies in …

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Emergency Sahel Shelter; Warehouse and Natural Fibre versions (IFRC SRU, 2017)

West Africa has faced and continues to face frequent episodes of population movement. The National Societies of the Red Cross Cross of West Africa are often called upon to intervene at the frontline during each crisis. There is therefore a need to equip them with shelter solutions designed in a participatory and innovative way, upstream …

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Anchoring Study. Recommendations for the Good Usage of Anchors in the Humanitarian Shelter Sector

Anchors and foundations more generally play an essential role in the structure of shelters. A failure of the anchors can be the first in a series of dramatic ones. Therefore, it is essential to perceive anchors as an integrated part of a building rather than as a separated object. Two possible consequences of anchor failure …

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Community Shelter Kit/Madagascar mission (IFRC-Shelter Research Unit- 2019)

Context The tropical and subtropical regions of Africa are regularly affected by natural disasters. The African Red Cross National Societies are often called upon to intervene on the frontline during each crisis. There is therefore a need to equip them with a shelter solution that is thought out in a participatory and innovative way, both …

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