Country: Asia Pacific

Communicating with communities – a critical need in the humanitarian response to Nepal’s earthquakes

In times of emergency when people are living in fear and uncertainty, good communication between humanitarian organisations and affected communities is crucial. The public looks to organizations like the Red Cross as a reliable source of information and in the wake of the April 25 earthquake, the Nepal Red Cross Society has strengthened its use of traditional as well as social media to share information relating to the disaster with earthquake survivors.

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