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.”
Anderson, M.B.; D. Brown; I. Jean | December 20, 2012
Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid
Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid summarises the experiences and analysis of nearly 6,000 people in 20 aid receiving countries, as well as the reflections of aid workers themselves, on the effectiveness of international aid efforts. These experiences and analysis was captured through The Listening Project.
"Review of Existing Practices to Ensure Participation of Disaster-Affected Communities in Humanitarian Aid Operations"
Communication with crisis affected communities is a critical component of humanitarian response. From earthquakes to armed conflicts, human survival can depend on knowing the answers to a few critical questions: What is the extent of the damage? Is it safe to go back home? Where can I get clean water?
The GHA Report 2012 uses the latest data to present a comprehensive assessment of the international humanitarian financing response. It considers how this response has measured up to the scale of global humanitarian crises in 2011 and reflects on the timeliness, proportionality, and phasing of investments.