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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25 November 2019

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

25 November 2019

Community Engagement and Accountability 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