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Indian Ocean Regional Disaster Management Programme

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COVID-19 : PIROI-member National Societies respond to the epidemic


Training : Risk Communication and Community Engagement, monitoring tools and contact tracing

Sensibilisation / Risk Communication and Community Engagemen : public awareness raising about protection measures, COVID-19 outreach posters

Activities in Refugees Camp : case management, contact tracing and screening


Training : prevention and control of the epidemic, psychosocial assistance, first aid and gender-based violence, informal sales in a COVID-19 context

Awareness-raising / Risk Communication and Community Engagement : posters and flyers with outreach messages, awareness raising for local populations and transport operators

Hygiene promotion : disinfections
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Training : trainer training on epidemiological surveillance and patient triage, safety and response measures and actions to combat COVID-19, waste management

Awareness-raising / Risk Communication and Community Engagement : raising awareness for health workers, mobile community awareness roadshow, Radio spot on community engagment, posters explaining protection measures, community management committees to collect feedback

Research and follow-up of contact cases: 2 vehicles mobilized during 7 days, consolidation of tracing sheets.

Food aid : distribution of food kits

Hygiene promotion : setting up hand-washing points in certain strategic parts of the island, disinfection of mosques and marketplaces

Helping healthcare workers and health authorities: isolation site set up at the hospital (patient circuit, staff clothing, disinfection of premises, application of protection measures and employee training, installation of tents and buckets for hand washing).

FRC in the Comoros is helping CoRC with COVID-related actions:

Training of Community Health Workers in the promotion of barrier gestures and the reporting of suspicious events (death, respiratory symptoms, etc.

Identification of contact cases, recording and use of data by the Regional Health Directorate teams

Disinfection activities by volunteers

Support to patient care centres at patient "sorting" stations

Provision of PPE for the Ministry of Health and the CoCR

Community outreach activities (mobile outreach caravan, missions in exposed or affected areas...)



Training of Community Health Workers in the promotion of barrier gestures and the reporting of suspicious events (death, respiratory symptoms, etc.).

Mainting and adapting French Red Cross core activities : Food aid, Emergency social service outreach, Nursing homes, Heathcare and medical-social facilities, "Red Cross on Wheels" scheme providing food for people who are socially isolated and excluded

Social support service « The Red Cross comes to you » (psychological well-being help line; home delivery of basic necessities and prescription medication)

Reception of airline passengers arriving from mainland France and escort to quarantine centres

These centres handle airline passengers who are placed in quarantine for 14 days after arrival on Reunion,

Specialised accommodation centre specially for people infected with COVID-19 who cannot be treated at home but who do not need hospital admission

Delivery of supplies from PIROI’s warehouse to Red Cross facilities : hydro-alcoholic solution, containers and visors (donations), masks, gloves

Dispatch of supplies from PIROI’s warehouse to Mayotte and National Societies
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Video (in French) : mobilization of the French red cross in Reunion island


Training of volunteers in response mechanisms and management of mortal remains

Awareness raising / Risk Communication and Comunity Engagement: media campaigns (radio, TV and social networks), poster design, setting up a complaints and feedback management system

Hygiene promotion through implementation of hand-washing facilities in public places and disinfection of busy thoroughfares

Community-based monitoring and contact tracing:local monitoring committees trained in COVID-19, case detection, isolation procedures and information reporting

Seting up a hotline phone number to assist psychological cases

Supporting medical personnel and health authorities: providing equipment for home healthcare (ambulances, medication), logistical support for patient triage, etc

Food aid and CASH assistance for low income family to meet their basic needs and achieve economic self-sufficiency

Mortal management : assistance in managing safe burials for COVID-19 deaths


Training in psychological first aid

Awareness raising / Risk Communication and Community Engagement: Public communication and awareness raising (TV, radio and social networks), newsletters, distribution of posters explaining protection measures

Support for the health authorities on contact tracing

Provision of equipment for the government: PPE, camp beds, blankets, sheets, megaphone

Food aid for the most vulnerable and the elderly

Reception and distribution of donations for vulnerable people and worker
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Training of volunteers in protection measures, handling COVID-19 positive patients, proper use of PPE and psychological support

Awareness-raising / Risk Communication and Community Engagement : raising awareness at busy thoroughfares, posters, communication via social networks, sharing entertaining but educational resources

Setting up « The Red Cross is listening! » service to help the eldery and/or disabled

Support for healthcare personnel and health authorities : provision of PPE and ambulances to transfer COVID-positive cases to isolation centres
Psychosocial support centres, and provision of medication for the elderly and/or disabled

Readiness plan for post-lockdown period :
  • Maintaining ongoing activities
  • Refocusing activities to assist the most vulnerable
  • Ongoing awareness raising
  • In Rodrigues: volunteer training, awareness raising for inhabitants, updating of the contingency plan
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Training of Red Cross employees and volunteers on COVID-19 prevention, protection measures and food aid

Maintaining core French Red Cross activities: : Food aid delivery of food vouchers to provide a massive and unconditional response to growing food needs), home nursing care, integrated reception and orientation services, etc.

Access to water / Risk Communication and Community Engagement : awareness raising about protection measures, behaviour to adopt in case of contamination, recognising COVID-19 symptoms, as well as free distribution of drinking water

Specialised accommodation centre for people infected by COVID-19 who cannot be treated at home due to their living conditions

Emergency clothing assistance

Logistics support for the regional public health authority and Mayotte’s main hospital
Management of a quarantine centre
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Partners in the COVID-19 emergency operation

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Partners in the PIROI Regional Program

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