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02 Jul 2014 description
report Internews Network

Internews Europe’s global programme team successfully implemented an ambitious portfolio of projects in 2013 to support local media and information systems in some of the most fragile, crisis-hit and poorest countries of the world.

The latest edition of Internews Europe's 2013 Annual Review summarises achievements across a diverse range of projects in more than 30 countries worldwide.

24 Aug 2013 description
report Internews Network

Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, presents an immensely complex information environment. Research carried out by Internews in 2011 identified major communications gaps. A comprehensive baseline survey conducted in 2013 by Internews in Dadaab found that radio is the most trusted source of information in Dadaab and Star FM is the most popular local radio station.

28 Feb 2013 description
report Internews Network

Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya launches ‘Gargaar’ (Assistance) – a daily Somali language program produced by local and refugee journalists.

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013

When Somali journalist Shine Jamac was forced to flee his homeland in 2009, he first sought asylum in Ethiopia. It was not long before his profession began to cause him problems.

31 Aug 2012 description
report Internews Network

Internews Europe has secured its inaugural grant from ECHO, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Directorate, to help launch a Humanitarian Information Service for more than 444,000 refugees in Dadaab, Kenya. The project will provide access to life-saving information and help to improve two-way communication between local communities and humanitarians.

16 Sep 2011 description
report Internews Network

(September 15, 2011) Serious communication gaps between the humanitarian sector and refugees in Dadaab, Kenya, are increasing refugee suffering and putting lives at risk, a new joint assessment report led by Internews released today concludes.

08 Sep 2011 description
report Internews Network

Technology is changing the way news, information, and commerce flow through communities in Africa. From the Dadaab refugee camps near the Somalia border, where Internews and its partners are pioneering new methods to identify communication gaps with refugees, to Nairobi, where Kenyans use mobile phones to pay for everything from cab fare to radio dedications, innovation is on the rise. Meet the winners of Internews' first innovation challenge grant competition in Africa, and learn how collaboration with local researchers will help current entrepreneurs support future development.

08 Sep 2011 description
report Internews Network

(September 6, 2011) Refugees living in Dadaab, Kenya, are in desperate need of information. Working with Star FM, Radio Ergo, International Media Support, and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Internews set out to understand the information needs of camp residents, using new survey methods on smart phones, intended to increase the efficiency of data collection and hasten response time. Watch a video about Information Needs in Dadaab. Full assessment findings will be released soon.

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10 Aug 2011 description
report Internews Network

Somali reporter who grew up in Dadaab refugee camp explains what residents want and need from local media.

Internews is conducting a joint assessment of information needs in the Dadaab refugee camp in Eastern Kenya. Known as the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab has taken on an influx of Somali refugees fleeing famine conditions in the Horn of Africa. More than 400,000 refugees are reported to be living in three camps, known collectively as Dadaab, with capacity for just 90,000.

17 Nov 2010 description
report Internews Network

(November 17, 2010) "He just lies as we wait for what will happen; we have no money to take him to the hospital and the government only makes empty promises," says Grace Wakio, a middle-aged mother of five. Grace is talking about her neighbor, who is lying on the floor in a tattered tent. He's been diagnosed with brain cancer and appears unaware of his circumstances.

Grace is the deputy chairperson of the Ya Mumbi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp. Her responsibility is the welfare of about one hundred families who call this camp home.