Communications with Communities Asia-­Pacific Newsletter June 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster­affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

**Myanmar **

OCHA Myanmar's May 2014 edition of the Humanitarian Bulletin talks about strengthening humanitarian partners' accountability to affected populations (AAP). ­­­ OCHA hosted a meeting with First Response Radio (FRR) on 11 June. Attended by Internews, BBC Media Action, International Media Support (IMS), UNICEF, MSF, UNHCR, UNIC, MIMU and Solidarities International. A general overview of FRR work in response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was shared. FRR is also looking to set up an office in Cambodia to support its operations in the region. ­­­ BBC Media Action held its 'Lifeline Workshop' from 16 to 18 June with some 30 participants, including government, humanitarian agencies and media working on simulations and Lifeline broadcasting. During this workshop, partners felt the need to build on the momentum through forming a coordinated approach to preparedness work, including targeted training sessions for clusters and government which should be tied in with contingency plan and future humanitarian simulation exercises.

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