CEA in Emergencies

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement always works in partnership with communities. In an emergency, it can be difficult to balance time and limited resources with our commitment to engage with the people in a meaningful way. These resources will offer useful guidance. Explore resources on integrating CEA into conflict, earthquake and extreme weather responses below, or discover all CEA in emergencies resources by using the search function at the bottom of the page. If you’re looking for health related emergencies, you can visit our CEA and Health page.

When working on emergency operations, you should be meeting the below CEA minimum actions. An explanation of where each CEA minimum action sits in the below programme cycle can be found here.

Latest ‘CEA in Emergencies’ resources

9 August 2023

Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)

A toolkit designed to support with developing effective community engagement strategies for different emergencies with specific tools for…

9 August 2023

Learning from the Ukraine Crisis Webinar Series: CEA for Remote CVA programming webinar

The first webinar in the series aimed to explore how Community, Engagement and Accountability (CEA) minimum actions and…

22 February 2023

Engaging communities to build resilience and accountability mechanisms

A case study on engaging communities to build resilience and accountability mechanisms after the Nepal 2015 earthquake.

2 July 2019

Earthquake recovery programme – video report

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Video

Organization:

InsightShare

A Participatory Video (PV) produced by InsightShare to support the CEA efforts of the British Red Cross and Nepal Red Cross Society, as part of the region’s earthquake recovery programme.

  • Earthquakes
  • Monitoring
  • Participation
  • Video

29 June 2019

Good practices, opportunities, methodologies and recommendations for the Incorporation of Cross-cutting Themes in Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Tool

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Canadian Red Cross

A guide produced by the Canadian Red Cross on ‘Good Practices, Opportunities, Methodologies and Recommendations for the Incorporation of Cross-Cutting Themes in Emergency Preparedness and Response’.

  • Emergencies
  • Good practice
  • Preparedness

29 June 2019

Cash Transfer Programme – Ecuadorian Red Cross

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Video

Organization:

Ecuadorian Red Cross

A video showing a Cash Transfer Programme implemented by the Ecuadorian Red Cross. The programme aimed to provide financial support to families affected by the 2017 earthquake and stimulate the…

  • CEA and Cash
  • Disaster
  • Earthquakes
  • Emergencies

27 June 2019

Charting the new norm?

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Report

Organization:

Humanitarian Advisory Group

A report from the Humanitarian Advisory Group and the Pujiono Centre: ‘Charting the Norm? Local leadership in the first 100 days of the Sulawesi earthquake response’. The report looks at…

  • Disaster
  • Earthquakes
  • Emergencies
  • Response

20 June 2019

SURE programme – video report

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Video

Organization:

InsightShare

A Participatory Video (PV) produced by InsightShare to support the CEA efforts of the British Red Cross and Nepal Red Cross Society, as part of the region’s SURE programme.

  • Earthquakes
  • Ebola
  • Information as aid
  • Tools

19 June 2019

Engaging people in armed conflict

Type:

Report

Organization:

ICRC

A discussion paper from the ICRC called ‘Engaging People Affected by Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence’. It recommends how to overcome the challenges faced when delivering assistance to…

  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Disaster
  • Displacement