Flying News: Rohingya Response Rumour Tracking

Reports & Surveys
The Flying News bulletin captures rumours and perceptions of the Rohingya population to eliminate information gaps between humanitarian agencies and refugees.

The rumour bulletin showcases rumours collected from the Rohingya community on a daily basis and offers not only a simple first answer based on fact-checked information from partners and sectors but also information on where to find more details on each topic to make sure information flows are continuous and up-to-date.

In Rohingya rumours are called orainna hobor which translates to ‘Flying News’, a fitting link to how fast rumours can spread, especially when fact-checked information is not always easy to come by. Rumours are key in understanding fears and hopes of a community and offer an intimate insight into what the community is talking about. Leaving rumours unanswered perpetuates anxieties and concerns and can seriously hinder humanitarian support. 

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Flying News Rumour Bulletin is published by Internews as part of the consortium common service with BBC Media Action and Translators without Borders. The work is being delivered in partnership with IOM, the UN migration agency, and is funded by the UK Department for International Development.

BRAC and Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) contributed data and collaborated on data collection for this first issue, and other partners helped to provide fact-checked information.

Heard a rumour? Want to give feedback or collaborate? Please send your rumours, questions and feedback to bd-rumours@internews.org.

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