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.

A long row of Red Cross relief packages and boxes set up outside tents in a refugee camp in Mexico.

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8 April 2020

CEA in emergency operations

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

Philippine Red Cross

This case study sums up the experiences of Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in engaging the affected communities of the Batanes Earthquake. It features the key role of Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) in emergency operations to enhance community acceptance.

  • Case study
  • Disaster
  • Earthquake

1 April 2020

Communications preparedness and accountability for disaster response

Type:

Report

Organisation:

CDAC Network

This report produced by CDAC Network, Ground Truth and Care investigates the effectiveness of the many systems and networks which are currently in place in Vanuatu to support communication with communities affected by disaster.

  • Community
  • Disaster
  • Emergencies

1 April 2020

CEA helps to tackle corruption in Malawi

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

This case study produced by IFRC and Malawian Red Cross details how Malawi Red Cross Society used community engagement to tackle corruption by community leaders as part of the Cyclone Idai flood response.

  • Accountability
  • Africa
  • Case study

3 July 2019

Typhoon Bopha – communicating to save lives

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC Case Study on Typhoon Bopha, which hit Mindanao Island in the Philippines in December 2012. It details the Red Cross response to the disaster, and the channels of communication used to liaise with the community.

  • Communication
  • Response
  • Typhoon

3 July 2019

Regional resilience initiative – infographics

Type:

Infographic

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC infographic which explains the Regional Resilience Initiative in Southeast Asia. The project is an opportunity for National Societies to promote community disaster risk reduction both regionally and nationally.

  • Disaster
  • Emergencies

3 July 2019

Our commitments to: accountability to beneficiaries and the communities where we work

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC case study on, ‘Integrating Community Engagement and Accountability into Disaster Risk Reduction Activities if the Maternal, Newborn and Child Healthcare Programme in Rural Myanmar’.

  • Case study
  • Disaster reduction

2 July 2019

Beneficiary Communications Review – Haiti 2013

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

A review of the beneficiary communications tools – like SMS and radio – used by the IFRC in the Haiti earthquake response. The review looks at their deployment and effectiveness, and makes recommendations for future use.

  • Earthquake
  • Response

2 July 2019

Engaging with people affected by conflict and violence video (Arabic subtitles)

Type:

Video

Organisation:

ICRC

This Arabic animation produced by the ICRC and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative illustrates their joint working paper: Community Partnership with People Affected by Armed Conflict and Other Violence.

  • Conflict
  • Video
  • Violence

29 June 2019

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

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

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

19 June 2019

Engaging people in armed conflict

Type:

Report

Organisation:

ICRC

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

  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Disaster

19 June 2019

CEA 2017 Good practices from around the world

Type:

Report

Organisation:

ICRC

A document featuring examples of community engagement and accountability initiatives carried out by the IFRC in both emergency and longer-term contexts.

  • Conflict
  • Crisis
  • Disaster

17 June 2019

CEA planning template

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A CEA planning template following the 2015 Nepal earthquake. This document covers the strategic steps of implementing CEA following the disaster, for urban and rural areas respectively.

  • Earthquake
  • Mainstreaming
  • Project cycle management