Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

RSS Feeds

  • Kenya: Red Cross races to prevent spread of COVID-19 to country’s prisons
    News release | The Kenya Red Cross and the ICRC are working with the Kenya Prison Services to fortify prison facilities across the country from the threat of COVID-19. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-03-31
  • “We’re racing to slow the spread of COVID-19”
    Statement | So far, Africa has been the continent least affected by the pandemic, but if measures to contain the virus are not taken immediately, it could be devastating for Africa's people and health-care systems. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-03-31
  • World: Looming COVID-19 crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality
    Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Serbia, Ukraine, Viet Nam, World Source: UN Development Programme Income losses are expected to top $220 billion in developing countries. With an ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-03-31
  • COVID-19: How IHL provides crucial safeguards during pandemics
    Article | For people living in war-torn countries, International humanitarian law (IHL) provides crucial safeguards – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-03-31
  • ‘Immediate nationwide ceasefire’ needed for all-out effort to counter COVID-19 in Syria
    Country: Syrian Arab Republic Source: UN News Service The UN relief chief pointed out that over the past nine years, half the population has been forced to flee their homes, more than 11 million people inside Syria require humanitarian assistance. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-03-30
  • UNHCR: Staying and delivering for refugees amid COVID-19 crisis
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, detailed today a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and prevent further spread. “I am deeply ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2020-03-30
  • The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response
    Joint press release from OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2020-03-30
  • More than 15 million children and their families in Yemen, Syria and Gaza set to face COVID-19
    Countries: occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen Source: Save the Children Fewer than 730 ventilators and 950 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are available for more than 15 million children and their families in areas that are hard for ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Anatomy of a heatwave: how Antarctica recorded a 20.75°C day last month
    Research describes unprecedent temperatures in Antarctica's summer, and suggests the far-reaching impacts of this changing climate on the rest of the globe. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Social distancing a cruel joke in Himalayan cities
    Packed inside homes on narrow lanes, people in the Himalayan cities facing coronavirus find it virtually impossible to maintain physical distance from each other. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2020-03-30