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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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

17 June 2019

Strengthening community voices in disaster law decision making

Type:

Training Material

Organisation:

IFRC

A presentation from the IFRC Asia Pacific about the importance of community influence in decision making; community participation in disaster management in Asia Pacific and a national perspective of citizen empowerment.

  • Disaster
  • Emergencies

17 June 2019

CEA leaflet

Type:

Infographic

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC leaflet detailing what is meant by CEA, why it is important and how it helps to build more resilient communities, both in emergency situations and as part of longer-term programmes.

  • Communication
  • Disaster
  • Emergencies

17 June 2019

Behaviour change: communication in emergencies toolkit

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

Sierra Leone Red Cross

A toolkit produced by UNICEF to promote behaviour change in emergency situations. Tools include guidelines, charts, checklists and monitoring tools.

  • Behaviour change
  • Communication
  • Video