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Advancing disaster risk communications

This publication posits that effective communication of disaster threats to decision makers and at-risk communities is a growing challenge in a people-centred approach to disaster risk reduction. Traditional communication approaches tend to involve either top-down risk management practices or bottom-up community health and education practices. However, the strategic intent of communications – whether that be […]

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“Young people who commit crime” worrying trends among the very youngest

Main purpose of report With this thematic note, the Norwegian Red Cross wishes to present fact-based knowledge about crime among young people, review the scope of the problem and highlight which development trends stand out in the relevant literature and statistics in the area. Methodology Desk study, literature review Main findings Overall, there has been

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“The welfare state put to the test” – Humanitarian consequences in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

The purpose of the report is to draw attention to the indirect consequences the covid-19 pandemic on the humanitarian needs in Norway. The Norwegian Red Cross wants to better understand how the covid-19 pandemic has affected and created new or changed humanitarian needs, and the long-term consequences for Norwegian society.

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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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Review in winter conditions – R&D project for a new light self-standing tent

The winter test was originally planned to take place in Pakistan. However, following an analysis of the security situation, the IFRC-Shelter Research Unit (IFRC-SRU) together with the Project Committee, decided to organize this phase in two different blocks. The first part was a theoretical winter test in Luxembourg and the second was remote monitoring in

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Emergency Sahel Shelter Kit – Niger Review in Ngourtoua Camp. Diffa region

1. Overview The “Aide internationale de la Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise” (AI CRL) has been working since 2013 in Diffa, Niger. In close collaboration with the Nigerian Red Cross (NRC), it carries out interventions in the field of shelters for displaced populations, refugees, and returnees in the Diffa region. In September 2017, a new transitional shelter model

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