Technical data

24-month update on the COVID-19 outbreak – World


Federation-wide overview

24 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reached over 950 million people directly or indirectly through risk communication and community engagement. It’s not just the big numbers that matter, but our accountability to the people we serve. Our RCRC network collected 1.7 million comments from their communities through different mechanisms. That’s our promise: to put communities and their needs at the center of what we do.

This report is the sixth edition of the Federation-wide overview of COVID-19. Financial and operational data is as of 24 February 2022. Data on each National Society, disaggregated data and more details collected during the recent round of data collection can be accessed through the indicator tracker dashboard COVID-19 on the GO platform.

During this round of data collection, we have received reports from several National Societies that they have concluded their COVID-19 operations and some have not received additional funding. At the same time, several National Societies are just beginning to engage in their national COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Data limits

  • Missing data and breakdowns: National Societies have various data collection systems and processes that may not fully align with the standardized indicators defined by the COVID-19 operational response framework. Data may not be available for some indicators for some National Societies. This can lead to inconsistencies between different reporting tools.

    • Sex/age disaggregation and other data breakdowns are particularly difficult to report and not all National Societies are able to report the breakdowns. Therefore, the sum of the breakdowns does not necessarily add up to the overall totals.

    • National Societies are not required to provide a full breakdown of income and expenditure, so the number of National Societies reporting may not be consistent across different sections of this summary.

  • Reporting bias: The data that informs this Federation-wide overview is reported by each National Society (or its designated supporting entity) and may be subject to reporting bias.

  • Reporting schedule and data coverage: This report is cumulative. There are instances where National Societies have revised down their initially reported figures as activities or financial data are reclassified or where past reporting errors have been identified.

    • The “point in time” indicators date back to a certain date and give an overview of the financial sustainability situation of each National Society.

    • The COVID-19 Federation-wide financial overview is an important tool for global reporting and rapid operational decision-making. However, it is not intended to replace formal financial reporting. Due to different reporting periods and processes, there may be differences between formal financial reports and the figures shown in this overview. Exchange rate fluctuations also affect financial reporting.

    • If a National Society has not submitted a report in the current reporting cycle, or if its submission is not validated, the data from the previous approved submission is carried over.

  • Overall results and data quality: In order to draw up an overall picture, different levels and types of activities are consolidated. This should be interpreted accordingly and read together with the standardized indicator definitions and technical guidelines which are continually being developed. In this regard, please note:

    • Risk communication and community engagement: Data collected through the RCCE indicator includes both direct and indirect reach (disaggregated figures are available). Counting people affected indirectly by RCCE is complex, usually based on estimates, and risks double counting individuals.

    • Community preparedness, response and disaster risk reduction measures: Like the RCCE, this indicator includes both direct and indirect reach and risks double counting individuals.