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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.

Global Experts Discuss Long-Term Humanitarian Needs and Partnering for the Future

Global Experts Discuss Long-Term Humanitarian Needs and Partnering for the Future

A discussion underscoring the vital need for a concerted intersectoral response to mitigate the unique and colossal consequences of the ongoing crisis.

COVID-19 and its Impact on Persons with Disabilities

COVID-19 and its Impact on Persons with Disabilities

Jess Markt, ICRC Disability Sport & Inclusion Advisor, writes about the long-term impact the pandemic could have on the independence, employability, and inclusion of persons with disabilities — especially in ...

World Humanitarian Day – Healthcare Staff Undettered by COVID-19 Challenges

World Humanitarian Day – Healthcare Staff Undettered by COVID-19 Challenges

A team at Bel Air Hospital, an institution of the Indian Red Cross Society in Panchgani, Maharashtra, has been silently making a difference during COVID-19.

Supporting Communities Affected by Floods in Assam

Supporting Communities Affected by Floods in Assam

Lives and livelihoods of communities across South Asia have been devastated by the recent floods, adding to the miseries of people already dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian Red Cross ...

COVID-19: “An Explosive Situation in Terms of the Number and Volume of Humanitarian Needs”

COVID-19: “An Explosive Situation in Terms of the Number and Volume of Humanitarian Needs”

In this interview, Esperanza Martinez, Head of Health, ICRC Geneva, talks about the organization’s current priorities, operational challenges and the way forward.

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.