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03 Oct 2018 description
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Finding the right words in the Rohingya language

Clear communication with the Rohingya community is one of the most challenging aspects of the current response. It requires us to understand how their language is evolving, how different languages have influenced it, and how distinct dialects are emerging. Importantly, we must acknowledge linguistic variations within the community, and use appropriate vocabulary in all communications.

23 Sep 2018 description

In Bentiu, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) implements a communicating with communities (CwC) program to increase information sharing. The program operates Kondial 97.2 FM, a humanitarian radio station inside the Bentiu PoC, conducting listening groups to gather community feedback. If you have information to be shared with the PoC or humanitarians, please contact: Humanitarian Project Manager Akiiki Tusiime (atusiime@internews.org) or Team Leader Pout Tuor (ptuor@internews.org).

05 Sep 2018 description

Internews and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to foster future collaborations that meet the information and communication needs of people affected by conflict and violence.

Accurate, relevant information is increasingly recognized as fundamental to saving lives in times of conflict. To be able to tackle this issue of common interest, Internews and the ICRC have signed an MoU that builds on several years of joint projects and initiatives.

26 Aug 2018 description
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Welcome to the 2nd issue of Flying News Rumour Tracking Bulletin. The Flying News Rumour bulletin captures rumours and perceptions of the Rohingya population to eliminate information gaps between humanitarian agencies and refugees. By providing field staff and volunteers with facts, the Flying News Bulletin aims to create a better understanding of the needs of the Rohingya and help answer rumours before they can do any harm.

15 Aug 2018 description
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A Day of Sacrifices and Remembrance

Later in August, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the main Islamic holidays. It is an important time for the Rohingya people, who refer to it as Dõr Eid (big Eid). Unfortunately, marking it in the camps will bring challenges.

12 Aug 2018 description
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Welcome to the rst issue of Flying News Rumour Tracking Bulletin. The Flying News bulletin captures rumours and perceptions of the Rohingya population to eliminate information gaps between humanitarian agencies and refugees. By providing eld sta and volunteers with current rumours and basic facts to answer them, the Flying News Bulletin aims to create a better understanding of the needs of the Rohingya and helps answer rumours before they can do any harm.

02 Aug 2018 description
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Lack of light, waste and waterlogging affecting the Rohingya camps

Source: Feedback from listening groups during May and June 2018. Around 250 listener groups meet weekly to listen to a range of radio programmes and narrowcasts. The group facilitators collect feedback about the listeners’ current needs, priorities and concerns.

01 Aug 2018 description
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Analysis of community feedback suggests that cooking has been the main concern raised by the Rohingya community throughout June. A quarter of complaints raised by men, and one fifth of complaints raised by women during this time period were linked to cooking. Cooking has also been raised as a concern with Internews’ community correspondents, and within weekly listener group discussions run by other agencies.

27 Jun 2018 description
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BBC Media Action, Internews, and Translators without Borders are working together to collect and collate feedback from communities affected by the Rohingya crisis. This summary aims to provide a snapshot of feedback received from Rohingya and host communities, to assist sectors to better plan and implement relief activities with communities’ needs and preferences in mind.

19 Jun 2018 description
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Internews project opens up communication with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

11 Jun 2018 description
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BBC Media Action, Internews, and Translators without Borders are working together to collect and collate feedback from communities affected by the Rohingya crisis. This summary aims to provide a snapshot of feedback received from Rohingya and host communities, to assist sectors to better plan and implement relief activities with communities’ needs and preferences in mind.

21 May 2018 description
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Listener group feedback shows how the concerns among the Rohingya community are shifting over time. Trends suggest that good progress has been made in some areas, with concerns such as health issues related to mothers and children reducing over time, while there are other topics – for example safety and security – that appear to be of growing concern to the community.