The heartbreaking story of nine-year old Maimun, who trekked with her younger siblings on a survival walk of nearly 350 km across drought-ravaged southern Somalia, became the talk of Somali social media after it was aired by Radio Ergo in March.
When a political crisis erupted in Burundi in the Spring of 2015 nearly all independent media outlets were closed or destroyed in only a few weeks. As part of IMS’ rapid response intervention to try to counter the state-controlled narrative and provide access to independent information, the Burundian online radio in exile, Inzamba, was set up
Radio Ergo, the IMS-run Somali humanitarian radio broadcasting across Somalia is starting to see the results of its new gender policy which includes efforts to raise gender sensitivity among its Somali producers and local correspondents.
As Burundi's political crisis deepens, tensions escalate and violent clashes continue, the country's journalists are coming under massive pressure.
“My heart is flooded with joy to meet new people and to get out of the camp for a change. A bit of normalcy for once.” Asmaa, a young Turkmen girl was driven from her home by Islamic State and now lives in a refugee camp.
As the conflict in Iraq escalates, hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons are in dire need of humanitarian information.
Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan are in dire need of humanitarian information. An IMS needs assessment maps the most urgent needs and provides recommendations for humanitarian agencies
This assessment report provides an overview of the information and communications needs among Syrian camp and non-camp refugees in and around the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq, and gives insights into information and communications needs within the host community. Nearly 400 households, local media, key informants in an around the city of Sulaymaniyah were interviewed for the assessment.
The IMS-supported network for humanitarian communication, CDAC, launches a suite of tools to assess citizens’ communication needs during humanitarian crises
Hearing her voice on the radio, Farhia Hersi was overjoyed. She remembered speaking to a reporter about water shortages in Ceel Waq in southern Somalia’s Gedo region, but never imagined anything would come of it.
Covering the Central African Republic’s humanitarian situation is proving an almost insurmountable challenge for the country’s media
Media in the Central African Republic is faced with severe challenges in covering the developments of the country’s unfolding unrest. Security issues make it impossible for journalists to move around, and some have been targeted as a result of their reporting.
"I have stories and poems to give to you, please contact me,” says a caller from Galgaduud in central Somalia in his voice message to Radio Ergo, an IMS-supported radio service providing people across Somalia with vital humanitarian news and information
A Somali reporter and stringer for the IMS-supported humanitarian Radio Ergo, has been freed from prison by Somalia’s Supreme Court