Debunking rumors on Humanitarian Aid in Haiti
The Haiti Humanitarian Information Services is a UKAID funded project launched in October 2016 to respond to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The goal is to improve the quality of timely and actionable information in Haitian communities affected by the hurricane in order to reduce their vulnerability, improve protection outcomes and promote accountability in the response.
Internews is working with local media to provide technical assistance for the rehabilitation of local radio stations. We are also providing training, mentoring and technical support to local media professionals reporting on the humanitarian situation and responding to the information needs of the affected population.
In order to improve accountability and make sure that the voices of Haitians are being heard, Internews is providing technical support to humanitarian agencies and local organizations involved in the response, to help them identify the most effective formats and methods to reach local audiences.
Sak di Sak Vre
Sak di Sak Vre ("What is said, what is true" in Haitian Créole) is a weekly bulletin that sources, investigates and provides factual information in response to rumours and concerns that are collected from local communities affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Internews works closely with both media and humanitarian organizations to make sure that affected populations have the right information to make informed decisions.