Humanitarian

Working to improve communication flows between humanitarian organizations, local media and the people affected by natural and man-made crises.

In humanitarian crises, people affected by the unfolding events need more than physical necessities: they urgently need information.

Since the 2004 tsunami in South East Asia, Internews has played a pioneering role in the field of humanitarian communications, working closely with local media and aid agencies to ensure that people affected by disaster have access to timely, reliable information in languages they understand.

Internews Humanitarian Information Services (HIS) establishes two-way communication channels between local media, aid providers and local people. These feedback loops provide valuable data that reflects the information environment during crisis and response, identifies rumors and misinformation, and provides humanitarians with real time information about gaps and shortcomings in the response.

The Internews Humanitarian Project is a global leader in working with humanitarian organizations and local media in emergencies to develop cutting edge tools and strategies for improving communication flows between humanitarian organizations, local media and the people affected by the crisis.