Internews and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to foster future collaborations that meet the information and communication needs ofRead more
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) establish 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.
by Timo Luege
Journalists are making joint-efforts towards preventing the spread of violent extremism and terrorism in Central Asia. The first regional innovation laboratory “STORYCRAFT – Innovate. Play. Engage.” that was held in Bishkek on the 24th to 26th of September, demonstrated that the path to greater stability and peace in Central Asia is best supported by cross-national cooperation on all levels of society.
As aid workers rushed to vaccinate Rohingya refugees against measles earlier this year, rumours swirled through the overcrowded camps in Bangladesh - the injections would make women sterile and convert children into Christians.
By Jacqueline Dalton, Humanitarian communication specialist, BBC Media Action
Rohingya and Chittagonian share noticeable similarities but are local interpreters equipped to translate the nuances of the words the refugees use?
A video report explores the lives of the people who remain unable to return home as the “frozen conflicts” in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine fester on.
Internews and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to foster future collaborations that meet the information and communication needs of people affected by conflict and violence.
UN OCHAâs Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 states that more than 128 million people globally need humanitarian assistance and protection this year.