As a society becomes evermore interconnected through mobile technology, humanitarian aid organisations are taking into account the essentials of communication. This flows beyond simple information exchange, and involves communicating between loved ones after or during a disaster.
In Light of the Earthquake in Nepal, less we forget the needs of the children. Extremely happy to be a part of the response to assist the well needed relief for the people in the Nepal, in particular the children and women. A colleague had just recently come back from Nepal and shared horrifying tales of staff members suffering from aftershocks. As the ground trembled on the 12th May with the second shake (7.3), it created exacerbated fears for loved ones. At times, aftershocks can be much worse, similar to ‘shell-shock‘ victims from wars, affected persons are often in full fear of another shake, or the anticipation of one.
A handful of Nepalese stood the test of time, experiencing two major earthquakes that trembled the grounds of Nepal. The devastating 1934 EQ that took 10,000 lives and 2015 which already took more than 6,000 lives. What goes through the mind of Fattha when this is happening?… Continue reading →
In light of my recent deployment in Vanuatu, it became more than apparent how important the ‘Media Window’ to any event is. It plays more than a critical role securing the future livelihoods of the beneficiaries that are being served. It is easy to say that Media affects and influences everything, however, what is the impact? And furthermore, how can that impact be used during a disaster response? Continue reading →