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Indonesia: Crisis Communication Channels - Case Studies in Humanitarian Communication Preparedness and Response

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Crisis communication is a vital part of disaster response that saves lives. This fact has gained greater recognition across the humanitarian sector in recent years, with more and more governments and civil society actors making communications initiatives a part of their emergency response and disaster preparedness efforts. In humanitarian disasters, communication capacity is essential. It lies at the core of a vulnerable community’s resilience and preparedness.

This report − Indonesia: Crisis Communication Channels − attempts to answer the question about communications ecologies; and whether what’s already in place, and how it’s already used, will be effective enough and resilient enough in a crisis; and if not, how any weaknesses or gaps can be overcome before a disaster occurs.