The military conflict in Ukraine’s east has driven thousands of Donbas residents out of their homes, seeking safer abodes and better fortunes in other places across the country. Now they are called ‘internally displaced’, or IDPs, and many of them, literally, have to start their lives from scratch. And it is even more difficult for those families with children. In addition to financial hardship, many families must also cope with the psychological effects the war has had on their children. When the state fails in tackling these deeply emotional issues, volunteers come forward to help.
Internews is a non-profit organization with a mission to “empower local media worldwide to provide people with news and information and the means to make their voices heard.” The association has been operating globally for more than 30 years and today is working in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Tanzania. Radio World spoke to Brice Rambaud, regional director, Sub-Saharan Africa at Internews about the impact of radio in these countries.
Date: 23 March 2017 - 9:00 am GMT to 24 March 2017 - 5:00 pm GMT
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA
Anahi Ayala, Internews Senior Director for Humanitarian Programs, will be speaking at a breakout session at the Humanitarian ICT Forum on March 21, 2017 from 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM. Her session – Improving Humanitarian Response Through Intelligent Use of Social Media – will discuss challenges and lessons learned from humanitarian uses of social media and propose the establishment of a channel for systematic exchange between the private and humanitarian sectors.
(This story was originally posted on Medium)
Since January of this year, 38% of new arrivals to Greece have been children. Yet we rarely hear what they have to say.
Child participation is one of the core principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which asserts that children and young people have the right to freely express their views on all matters affecting them, and to have their opinions taken into account.
Fika is a weekly coffee hour open to everyone, hosted at The Blue House every Thursday at 10am. This week on February 16, we'll be hosting a special Fika in collaboration with the Democracy Fund and the New Orleans Listing Post about media, information flow, and how to create a more informed New Orleans.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.