This briefing focuses on the explosion in access to communications technology among communities affected by disasters. It covers The changing world of communications technology; What communication means to survivors; What communication means to the aid agency; Where is communication on today’s humanitarian map?; Coordination and the systems level challenge; and Funding. It draws on examples from Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, Central African Republic and Indonesia.
Wall, I.; Robinson, L. Still left in the dark? How people in emergencies use communication tosurvive – and how humanitarian agencies can help. Policy Briefing No. 6. BBC Media Action, London, UK (2012) 16 pp.