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Humanitarian Aspects of Surging COVID-19 Deaths

Humanitarian Aspects of Surging COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 has hugely impacted the way we deal with death. Health facilities and workers on the frontlines of the response remain overwhelmed. People across geographies and faiths face extraordinary challenges ...

COVID-19: Sikhism and Management of the Dead

COVID-19: Sikhism and Management of the Dead

This short note considers the funeral practices in Sikhism and provides some guidelines for the safety of families, healthcare and frontline workers who may be involved in the dignified management ...

COVID-19: ICRC Initiative Helps People with Disability Stay Motivated and Healthy

COVID-19: ICRC Initiative Helps People with Disability Stay Motivated and Healthy

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICRC has continued its work to support people with disability across the world. In Nepal, Nirmala Bhandari and Ramesh Khatri are part of a group ...

COVID-19: Virtual Roundtable on Managing the Dead in a Dignified Manner

COVID-19: Virtual Roundtable on Managing the Dead in a Dignified Manner

ICRC roundtable with experts from health, disaster and emergency response agencies addressed challenges in managing the dead with dignity.

Mental Health and COVID: Strategies for Mitigation

Mental Health and COVID: Strategies for Mitigation

As it becomes clear that the pandemic will be a long haul, it is important that urgent attention is given to adequately address mental health needs of people.

COVID-19: Hinduism and Management of the Dead

COVID-19: Hinduism and Management of the Dead

The ICRC guidance on management of the dead due to COVID-19 also aims to protect the lives of healthcare workers, body handlers and the rest of the community.