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.

Please regularly check the WHO site for the latest information on COVID-19: https://www.epi-win.com/

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23 March 2020

Scaling-up Covid-19 outbreak readiness and response operations in humanitarian situations

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IASC

This Interim Guidance addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership.

  • Coronavirus
  • Disease
  • Emergencies

18 March 2020

How to use social media to better engage people affected by crises

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A general guide from ICRC, IFRC and OCHA with practical tips and advice on how to use social media effectively to engage with, and be accountable to, affected people.

  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis
  • Emergencies

16 March 2020

Tips for using social media

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides a set of quick recommendations to listen, track and respond to your audiences and providing timely, accurate information about COVID-19 using social media. Editable social media content and templates are included.

  • Coronavirus
  • Disease
  • Emergencies

16 March 2020

Key messages and actions for COVID-19 prevention and control in schools

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This document, produced by World Health Organization, IFRC and UNICEF, provides clear and actionable guidance for safe operations through the prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19 in schools and other educational facilities.

  • Coronavirus
  • Disease
  • Emergencies

16 March 2020

How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This guide provides advice on how to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement during COVID-19 operations.

  • Coronavirus
  • Disease
  • Emergencies

12 March 2020

New Coronavirus Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy – Africa

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This strategy outlines the importance and priorities of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) in the response to new coronavirus in Africa.

  • Coronavirus
  • Disease
  • Emergencies