I can’t see, so when my radio was destroyed in the cyclone, I felt very isolated. Now that I have a radio, I feel like I can see!
A blind Monk in Burma who received a radio after cyclone Nargis
Poor information flow is undoubtedly the biggest source of dissatisfaction, anger and frustration among affected people
TEC Thematic Evaluation
If we understand what is going on, we can be patient
A man talking to the CDA Learning Project in Aceh
I would say that registration [of those in camps] would have been almost impossible without the support of the communications teams
CCCM Cluster Coordinator Haiti
“A community without a radio is worth nothing,”....“People have already realized here that without radio the region is dead"
Internews Humanitarian Information Service in Eastern Chad
Rahma Mohamed Ibed
“What they desperately needed was access to local information in a language they understood – could they go home? Where were the local services and who were all these foreigners who said they were coming to help?”
Mark Frohardt, at the time Internews’ Vice President for Africa
“We were trying to be a community safety valve – to sit the two groups down together and find out how they felt about the problems. If we couldn’t get them into the studio we would send the reporters out to the camps.”
The International Peace Institute (IPI) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an interactive discussion, video presentation, and launch of a five-case study report on the role of new technologies in the prevention of violent conflict earlier this month.
Report Documents Seven Years of Humanitarian Media Assistance to Darfur Refugees in Chad
“I listen to the radio all day,” says eighteen year-old Rahma Mohamed Ibed. “In the afternoons toRadio Sila when it comes on air at 4pm, and then the rest of the time I listen to BBC on shortwave or Sudanese radio.”
GSMA Disaster Response, Qatar Foundation, Souktel | March 22, 2013
During the Mobile World Congressin Barcelona in February 2013, the Disaster Response Program from GSMA presented a code of conduct for SMS use during disaster response, hoping to address the mobile industry’s growing role in humanitarian crisis management.