In times of disaster, an affected community's need for information is crucial to their recovery. Communication IS aid & is key to the humanitarian response. This project seeks to train, equip & empower people living in areas prone to disaster to deliver emergency response radio to their communities.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2016 to 12:00 AM, 1 October 2016
Registered Charity in England and Wales (257343)
Reliable & timely information can be impossible to access following a crisis when communications networks have been damaged or destroyed. Dialogue & engagement with affected communities is often overlooked in the humanitarian response to disaster in the rush to provide relief. Even when broadcasts are back on air, communities need the means of receiving critical information. Response efforts may not be effective if not coordinated & the population is unaware of the support they can access.
Emergency Radio for Disaster Affected Communities is a proactive approach to provide training, equipment & radio distribution before disaster strikes. Building the capacity of local partners enables the use of an appropriate disaster response methodology. This empowers the development of local stakeholder networks, encouraging cohesion & coordination between agencies. Life-saving information will be given through training, community engagement & by providing broadcast equipment & radio handsets.
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