• Gaza Public Embraces a New Kind of News

    Two journalists in the Jossor studio
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    On August 18th, a new radio program, Jossor ma'Gaza (Bridges with Gaza) was launched, dedicated to providing the people of Gaza verified usable information on accessing assistance, aid, and communicating their needs and concerns to the responding organizations and institutions. In an attempt to address the difficulties in communications, the program designed a multi-media approach to reach the affected population in Gaza.

  • No News is Bad News

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    More than a month after the agreement of a cease-fire in Gaza, time seems to stand still for many Gazans, with no clear signal of when houses will be rebuilt and other essential aspects of recovery from the recent conflict proceed. With a donor conference to discuss reconstruction and recovery scheduled for October 12th ordinary citizens still, get by day-to-day, either living in shelters, with friends and relatives, or even in the ruins of their damaged or destroyed homes. Clearly, no news is bad news for the over 100,000 people remaining displaced in the aftermath of the conflict.

  • Iraq's Displaced People Need Information, Not Only Food, Water and Shelter, says Report

    Women with a group of children in a shelter
    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    (Erbil, Iraq, 17 September 2014) - A new report released today by a consortium of UN agencies, NGOs and media development organisations highlights the importance of access to information for Iraqi communities and their ability to cope with the current humanitarian crisis.  

    "Communicating with, and providing information to, people affected by the crisis are two of the most important elements of humanitarian response," Kevin Kennedy, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, said.

  • Iraq's Displaced People Need Information, Not Only Food, Water and Shelter, says Report

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    A new report released by a consortium of UN agencies and NGOs, including Internews, highlights the importance of access to information for Iraqi communities and their ability to cope with the current humanitarian crisis.  

    According to the United Nations, 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced across the country due to the violent advances of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In addition, there are 216,000 registered Syrian refugees in Iraq.

  • Back to School in War-Torn Gaza

    Young girls sit at their desks in a classroom
    Monday, September 15, 2014

    In Gaza, families are eager to begin the new school year as at least one marker of a return to normalcy. However, many families are uncertain about how to get their children to school and how to keep them safe. Many schools are still being used as shelters for those displaced by the conflict this summer.

  • For Gaza, Tech and Communication Tools Work Hand-in-Hand

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gaza stands today at around 500,000, almost a third of the population. With the new ceasefire in place as of late August, citizens and humanitarian organizations are starting to think about how to move towards a sustainable and rapid recovery for the population of Gaza.

  • Citizen Feedback SMS Gives a Voice to Population in Gaza

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Across Gaza, weeks of conflict have left roads and buildings heavily damaged − making it difficult for families to get key information about aid and security. To help bridge these information gaps, Internews' Humanitarian Information Service "Jossor ma' Gaza" produces a live daily radio program with useful, actionable humanitarian "news-you-can-use" and updates on aid distribution.