COVID-19

COVID-19 has been declared a global health emergency. Trusted, clear and effective communication and engagement approaches are critical to ensure that fear, panic and rumours do not undermine response efforts and lead to COVID-19 to spread even more quickly.

You can use the tools and resources in this section to incorporate community engagement and accountability into your COVID-19 operations.

Additional resources can be found in the following resource libraries:

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26 November 2020

Community participatory appraisal with migrant population in Ecuador

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

A case study on community participatory appraisals with migrant populations in Ecuador implemented by the ERC with the aim to obtain a better knowledge and understanding of the main problems faced by the migrant population and identify migrants’ resources to deal with such problems. It is expected that this information will enable a relevant and contextualised intervention. During the COVID-19 pandemic, feedback was given to the participants during the second participatory appraisal and a space to inform about the COVID-19 preventive measures was implemented.

  • Americas
  • Appraisal
  • Case study

25 November 2020

Community feedback workshop package (webinar recordings, tools and resources)

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A collection of resources, including webinar recordings and PTTs, log sheets, forms, and templates, on collecting and recording community feedback, specifically in the context of COVID-19. Part one of the webinar recording and PTT can be found when you select 'download' on the page. All other resources can be found under the 'related resources' section of the page.

  • Community feedback
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

25 November 2020

Children and COVID-19

Resource type:

Factsheet

Organisation:

IFRC

A factsheet containing information on how COVID-19 affects young people, including advice on protecting children from COVID-19.

  • Africa
  • Children
  • Coronavirus

25 November 2020

Face masks: Correct use and production

Resource type:

Factsheet

Organisation:

IFRC

A factsheet on how to wear, clean and make face masks.

  • COVID-19
  • Epidemics
  • Health communications

25 November 2020

Young people and COVID-19

Resource type:

Factsheet

Organisation:

IFRC

A factsheet containing information on how COVID-19 affects young people, including information on how the media can engage with young people in the response to COVID-19.

  • Africa
  • COVID-19
  • Health communications

25 November 2020

Community-led solutions package (webinar recordings and resources)

Resource type:

Webinar

Organisation:

IFRC

A collection of resources, including webinar recordings, PPT presentations and guidance notes, on using community-led solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

  • Community
  • COVID-19
  • Emergencies

25 November 2020

The pandemic fatigue first aid kit

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

Pandemic fatigue is real and spreading. Many people are losing the motivation to follow the recommended behaviours to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. This Community Engagement First Aid Kit will provide National Societies and volunteers with tips on how to revitalize their community engagement approaches to overcome pandemic fatigue.

  • COVID-19
  • RCCE
  • Pandemic

16 November 2020

Cameroon KAP survey: Mayo-Sava and Mayo-Tsanaga Divisions, Far North Region, Cameroon.

Resource type:

Report

Organisation:

Swedish Red Cross

A report on a KAP survey which collected baseline information for situation analysis by determining knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards Covid-19; for a better planning of interventions and the updating of key messages used in advocacy actions relatively to the Covid-19 response among the IDP of Zamai and Mémé; and the host communities in the Far North Region.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

9 November 2020

Continuing disaster risk reduction during COVID-19, Suriname

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

Canadian Red Cross

A case study on the Community Resilience Building (CRB) programme in Suriname. The programme is designed to empower communities to monitor risks and hazards and develop community resilience plans. The case study includes a section on how the Suriname Red Cross has been engaging with the communities during COVID-19.

  • Americas
  • Case study
  • Coronavirus

29 October 2020

Countering stigmatisation in the humanitarian response to COVID-19

Resource type:

Report

Organisation:

InterAction

This report looks at how stigma affects people's access to health care. The report also highlights the role of misinformation and language in creating what the WHO has termed an ‘infodemic'. Whether intentional or unintentional, misinformation leads to the stigmatisation of patients, doctors, immigrants, and other affected communities.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Health

19 October 2020

Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) assessment on Covid-19: Community based migration programme

Resource type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

This report captures the findings from a KAP assessment carried out by the Turkish Red Crescent Society. The findings of the assessment are intended to inform an understanding of community perceptions of, and knowledge about, COVID-19 and, in turn, shape risk communication, behaviour change and community engagement activities.

  • Assessments
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

14 October 2020

Feedback & perceptions on COVID-19

Resource type:

Bulletin

Organisation:

Zimbabwe Red Cross

This bulletin presents the key findings from the Zimbabwe Red Cross Societies’ (ZRCS) recent COVID-19 survey conducted with their target population in their main districts of intervention.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19