• Caught in the Crossfire

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Three shooting stars lit up the sky — one right after the other. In Bambari, a small town of 40,000 in the Central African Republic (CAR), the lack of electricity made the sky seem darker and the stars more impressive than any I’d ever seen.

  • Help People in Emergencies Stay Connected and Empowered

    Monday, September 21, 2015

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  • Making It Through The Storm

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    An article from BuzzFeed features The Listening Post, a community media project in New Orleans created by reporter Jesse Hardman in partnership with Internews, GroundSource, and WWNO.

    Ten years after Hurrican Katrina caused severe destruction and deaths along the Gulf coast, especially in New Orleans, five survivors talk to The Listening Post about how they made it through the storm.

  • Communicating in Disasters: 4 Lessons Learned

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Today on World Humanitarian Day, the world will pay tribute to aid workers who have died in service, and celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism around the world.

  • Communicating in disasters: 4 lessons learned

    devex: Do Good. Do It Well.
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    (Internews President Jeanne Bourgault wrote this op-ed from Devex to celebrate World Humanitarian Day.)

    Today, Aug. 19, the world pays tribute to aid workers who have died in service and celebrates the spirit of humanitarianism around the world.

  • What I Learned about Ebola, from a Liberian Think Tank

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    It’s unbearably hot, and as I step into the tea shop crowded with men of all ages, someone offers me hot atayea, a Chinese herbal infusion “for intellectual stimulance.” I’m happy to have it.

  • Can you stop a rumor?

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    For survivors, the immediate priorities in a disaster such as an earthquake seem clear: Get to safety. Help your family and those around you. Reach the people you love and tell them, “I’m OK.”

    But after the initial crisis is over, survivors are faced with a million uncertainties and questions as they try to piece together their shattered lives and communities.