The Government of Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak on 21 March 2014. This is the first time the Ebola virus has surfaced in Guinea. People fell sick and started dying. With support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Red Cross Society of Guinea, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and other partners, has put in place mitigation measures to contain the disease and to prevent its spread. Some 400 volunteers are trained and deployed by the Red Cross in affected and non-affected areas to educate communities on how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the disease. The Red Cross volunteers are also involved in the disinfection of home and health facilities infected by the virus, the removal of dead bodies, and the monitoring of people who may have come into contact with infected persons. They also provide psychosocial support to communities in order to alleviate fears.
26 Nov 2014
For tsunami early warning system InaTEWS (Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System), on 11 November 2008 was officially opened, Germany has contributed significantly. The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has...
Tags: Video, Early Warning Systems, Tsunami
20 Nov 2014
Jeni Cross is a sociology professor at Colorado State University. She has spoken about community development and sustainability to audiences across the country, from business leaders and government officials to community activists. As a professor and...
Tags: Video, Behavior Change
Case Study, Guidance material, Video
16 Dec 2014
This book gathers a mix of experience and academic insight into how local communities are learning how to cope – and even thrive – through difficult times. Written in an accessible style its stories highlight experience from Cumbria to the Sc...
Tags: Case Study, Guidance material, Video, Resilience