Communication with disaster-affected communities as a crucial component of humanitarian response. The comparative analysis of communication between humanitarain organizations and people affected by a disaster during the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Experiences and lessons learned.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of the thesis is to highlight the importance of communication between humanitarian organizations and disaster-affected communities in relief operations. The thesis strives to prove that communication should be regarded as a crucial component of humanitarian response in disasters. In order to prove that statement the thesis explores the concept of “communication with disaster affected communities” through a comparative case-study of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in Aceh, 2004 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and its role in the overall success of the humanitarian response. The thesis contributes to the humanitarian field with the proved and tested theoretical hypothesis on successful communication with disaster-affected communities under a framework of Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication based on the evidence of the case-study results presented in the thesis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 84 p.
communication, disaster-affected communities, humanitarian organizations, humanitarian response.
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203234DiVA: diva2:635821
Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action
Parra-Rosales, Luz-Paula, Professor
Westerlund, Katarina, Docent