Theme: Community engagement
This guideline will show the necessity of sensible information provided during disaster as well as encourage GOs and NGOs to conduct live/phone-in programs.
The guide aims to enhance knowledge and capacity of the volunteers regarding communication with community in implementing disaster emergency response and recovery activities.
The Colombian Red Cross and IFRC team screened an animated video and held a conversation with the community on Zika prevention and awareness.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to inspire hope and enrich lives through football while creating a positive impact in communities across the region.
Outreach activities are specially targeted towards children as agents of change in the hope of spreading the message on Zika awareness and prevention to families and by extension, communities.
The Canadian Red Cross in close cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, has developed its CERA Project “Capacity Building for Emergency Response in the Americas”.
‘When a woman has health concerns, she may not always feel comfortable discussing them with a male doctor. Based on our suggestion, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society arranged for a female doctor to be recruited. We consulted with her, and received prescriptions and medicines.’
Saumya Sanesha reads a headline in one of the local newspapers which says, “Worst dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka; 298 deaths.” As she heads out the door, she thinks about the importance her day’s assignment and all the people in her community whose lives are at risk.
The excited chatter from the waiting crowd quiets down the moment the brightly-dressed performers take the stage. The subject of the play is nothing poetic or Shakespearian, but the audience is eager, understanding the gravity of the messages to be conveyed in the performance. The play will be about preparing for floods and landslides.
Last week’s Grand Bargain discussions in Geneva stressed the importance of funding and supporting local action to disasters.