Registrations for the Humanitarian Communications and Media Roster were formally closed as of January 30, 2015 and Internews, on behalf of the CDAC Network, finalized a new management system for the roster. The management, recruitment and training is now handled through NORCAP, who have a primary mandate to handle surge capacity for all aspects of humanitarian work.
World Humanitarian Day on August 19 recognizes and honors the aid workers and volunteers working on the frontlines of crises who risk their lives in humanitarian service.
More than 130 million people, including refugees and internally displaced people, around the world need humanitarian assistance to survive. A very important part of that assistance includes information that people can use to make decisions about their lives, including a feedback loop so that humanitarian aid workers know what kind of information the communities they serve are asking for and need.
“You need to puncture your raft before you arrive, or they’ll send you back.” “If you apply for the relocation programme, they send you to Venezuela.” “In Europe you won’t need money, everything is free.”