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CRJ 15.1 is out now!

CRJ 15.1 is out now!

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CRJ's Covid-19 resources page

CRJ's Covid-19 resources page

Experts, updates, advice and archive material on global health emergencies - updated several times a day. Click on image or headline to go straight to page

The power of trusted voices online

The power of trusted voices online

In a time of crisis, people want to hear updates from people they trust. Kate Rawlins of Helpful Digital gives a plan for a trusted voices strategy

Europol report on cybercrime and disinformation amid COVID-19 pandemic

Europol report on cybercrime and disinformation amid COVID-19 pandemic

Criminals have been quick to seize opportunities to exploit the Covid-19 crisis by adapting their modi operandi and engaging in new criminal activities, says Europol

Therapy dogs may help lower emergency clinicians' stress

Therapy dogs may help lower emergency clinicians' stress

Researchers say that interacting with a therapy dog for several minutes may help lower stress among physicians and nurses working evening shifts in the emergency department

Wildlife experts find hope among the ashes on Kangaroo Island

Wildlife experts find hope among the ashes on Kangaroo Island

Signs that rare bird and marsupial colonies are surviving the aftermath of horrific bushfires are emerging with the help of sensor cameras, water pumps and ecologists

Operational crisis management in organisations affected by Covid-19

Operational crisis management in organisations affected by Covid-19

Patrick Lagadec and Doctor Matthieu Langlois provide some timely advice for leaders attempting to navigate through the turbulent waters of the coronavirus health crisis

Global recommendations on managing Covid-19 outbreak for emergency services

Global recommendations on managing Covid-19 outbreak for emergency services

This public health emergency is a challenge for all organisations, but particularly so for emergency call and crisis management centres, which have been flooded by calls at an unprecedented leve

Making it count: Saying goodbye from a distance

Making it count: Saying goodbye from a distance

Lies Scaut and Erik de Soir discuss how Covid-19 has ripped apart traditional ways of saying goodbye to a loved one, mourning and grieving processes, with advice for families and care providers

Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems

Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems

An international research team proposes a method to make energy systems more resilient in the face of extreme weather events

Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries

Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries

Australian and German researchers have found strong evidence that the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster, but only in vulnerable countries

DRIVER+ project: Boosting crisis management, innovation and operational effectiveness

DRIVER+ project: Boosting crisis management, innovation and operational effectiveness

Free to all readers! An eight-page special report on the DRIVER+ project's achievements activities, results and enduring legacy

The Catch 22 paradox inherent in Covid-19

The Catch 22 paradox inherent in Covid-19

Lina Kolesnikova observes a large-scale illustration of the Catch 22 dilemma with new traits and interpretations

Response and recovery

Response and recovery

The two phases that occur after the emergency preparedness stages need our attention now, write Roger Greene of Tricordant and Roger Gomm, CRJ Advisory Panel member

Why we should keep a diary in a crisis

Why we should keep a diary in a crisis

Learning from mistakes and good practice is so important in times of crisis, writes Kate Rawlins of Helpful Digital in her blog about advice for keeping a diary

Putting things in boxes

Putting things in boxes

Eric Russell writes that acknowledging and acting on our abilities and limitations in an immediate space around us, ie our ‘box’, can help us to cope with the overwhelming distress of the coronavirus pandemic

Keeping up-to-date

Keeping up-to-date

Find resources for people with disabilities who cannot access infographics on social media but want to stay in the loop as events unfold and a summary of a Consensus Statement from the UK Government

More than one crisis can happen at a time

More than one crisis can happen at a time

It is crucial to remember that while the world focuses on the Covid-19 pandemic, other crises and incidents will not be put on hold. Phil Trendall shares his expertise and explains how organisations can face multiple threats should they arise