Information is a lifeline to those in the midst of difficult and confusing journeys.
Andrea Panico isn’t getting much sleep. He takes my call at 9.30pm and he still has a long night ahead of him. By day, the We World team leader in Ventimiglia, Italy is attending a crisis management course and most nights he is out in the streets of the town from late at night until the early hours of the morning – talking to refugees and migrants.
This report, from Internews, provides perspectives and recommendations centered on the information void at the heart of the refugee crisis in Europe.
In April 2017, an Internews team conducted a rapid assessment on information needs among refugees and migrants in Italy, visiting formal reception facilities (hotspot, CAS, CARA) in Lampedusa, Agrigento, Catania, and informal centers in Ventimiglia and Rome.
Local radio in Afghanistan reaches remote areas and connects communities.
NILLI CITY, Afghanistan — Mahsooma Sehrat was just out of high school when she defied the wishes of her family in this deeply conservative town to become a radio reporter. Five years later Sehrat, an intrepid young woman of 23 who walks to work in the mornings and regularly leaves 15 hours later, is one of the most recognized voices of Radio Daikundi, the scrappy station that has become the beating heart of democracy in the high mountain center of Afghanistan.
Haiti is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries and the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti on 4 October, 2016, more than six years after an earthquake flattened its capital, Port-au-Prince, and impacted three million people. Hurricane Matthew affected 1.125 million people in rural areas along the country’s southern coast, killing more than 500 and destroying livelihoods.
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