Ever since it was launched in 2011, the Paré pas Paré project has been active in Reunion Island, raising awareness about natural and health hazards. In response to the challenges since 2020 due to COVID-19, awareness-raising activities with a focus on health risks have been stepped up to help with prevention for the local population. The strong network of French Red Cross (FRC) volunteer teams on Reunion – as well as the expertise of PIROI and the island’s local FRC delegation in raising public awareness – have helped deployment of this outreach.
As a result the edutainment game “COVID-19, kossassa ?” (So what’s COVID-19?) has been developed, aiming to improve understanding of the COVID-19 epidemic and the importance of protective measures against the coronavirus.