This report examines how communication can help people respond to and recover from disaster
This report examines how communication can help people respond to and recover from disaster. It uses four case studies: (i) a project providing audiovisual content screened mainly in UNHCR registration centres in Jordan and Lebanon designed to enable Syrian refugees to access humanitarian support and articulate their needs (2013–2014); (ii) a set of radio broadcasts to provide people in Gaza with practical humanitarian information and enable them to access help around the period of the 2014 crisis; (iii) a major communication response to the 2014–2015 West Africa Ebola epidemic, initially through an existing BBC Media Action partnership with 36 radio stations across Sierra Leone, and then with a series of broadcast partnerships reaching across Liberia and Guinea, together with capacity strengthening and emergency preparedness training; and (iv) rapid response broadcasts to the April/May 2015 Nepal earthquakes with the BBC Nepali service and several hundred partner radio stations covering the entire country. A synthesis of findings is presented, and conclusions are reported.
Hannides, T. Humanitarian broadcasting in emergencies - A synthesis of evaluation findings. Research Report Issue 7. BBC Media Action, London, UK (2015)