When the pandemic reached the indigenous communities in northern Argentina

By Olivia Acosta Maximiliano is 24 years old, a senior nursing student at the Argentine Red Cross Superior Institute in Salta, a province located in the northwest of Argentina that borders Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay. He is also responsible for the humanitarian camp...

How can we tackle a growing COVID-19 caused mental health crisis?

By Dr Eliza Cheung, Technical Advisor International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.  In ‘ordinary’ times, good mental health is fundamental for overall wellbeing. But when we are all stalked by fear and...

In pictures: Handwashing as the first line of defense

Photo: Ibrahim Mollik / IFRC This year COVID-19 reminded the world about the importance of handwashing, and that it is often the first line of defence against any form of bacteria or virus. Under the theme “Hand Hygiene For All”, Red Cross Red Crescent has been...

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