In August 2017 large parts of Bihar in India were flooded along with other parts of North India, Nepal and Bangladesh. First Response Radio India responded with dedicated radio programmes providing vital relief information, psychosocial support and opportunities for affected communities to communicate with authorities and each other.
The listeners’ response confirmed the life-saving value of receiving timely information and creating opportunities for affected people to be heard.
Community responses varied from appreciation for the radio team’s presence to extreme frustration with the difficulties accessing vital supplies and information. The listeners’ responses confirmed the life-saving value of receiving timely information and creating opportunities for affected people to be heard.
Download the case study below, which explores how First Response Radio ramped up and implemented its work, its impact and lesson learnt.
Partner with FRR
FRR plans to equip and train teams in 4 new disaster-prone countries over the next 2-3 years. To partner with FRR in this venture contact: Mike Adams, FRR International Co-ordinator.