This resource paper is part of the Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE) research program, funded by UK-DFID. This three-year research program aims to contribute solutions for providing effective and accountable humanitarian action amid high levels of insecurity.
The project involves global-level and field-level analyses in four focus countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria. This report presents the main research findings and key lessons on community feedback mechanisms in insecure settings.
In the Loop explores the concerns and perceptions of people affected by the EU refugee crisis. Internews documents online and offline feedback gathered from refugees and migrants on a daily basis. By providing analysis of this feedback, the review aims to strengthen accountability and close the feedback loop by giving voice to Persons of Concern.
(Internews' project providing information to refugees on Lesbos is covered in this article from Devex.)
When refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, they board buses bound for their next destination. Speakers blaring overhead tell them what will happen next. They learn how to get a ticket for the ferry, where to sleep, what questions to expect.
In the midst of holiday and end-of-year celebrations, take the time to consider those who are far away from their homes and loved ones, who face insecurity and violence – they rely on the support of donors like you to help them reach safety.
(Internews participated in a discussion about ISIS on the KHSU program Thursday Night Talk.)
Julia Pitner, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, participated in a radio talk show discussion about the Islamic State and Syria on KHSU's Thursday Night Talk program. The program also included two professors from Humboldt State University - Dr. William Herbrechtsmeier from the Religious Studies department and Leena Dallasheh, History and Middle East studies.
Pitner talked about the difficulty of reporting from the region:
Imagine trying to move your family out of danger, without information. Without knowing where you’ll be safe, how to get there, or who can help.
It’s #GivingTuesday – and we ask you to join us in recognizing this day by making a contribution to Internews. A contribution of any amount will help those who are displaced by conflict and violence connect with the information they need to survive.
A lack of local-language, actionable information is putting refugees and migrants at undue risk. Solutions — from maps and megaphones to smartphone apps — can save lives.
In this first in a series of posts on Medium on the information needs of migrants and refugees, Alison Campbell, Internews Senior Director for Global Initiatives, shares Internews’ observations and approach to addressing the need for useful information.