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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.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
communication, disaster-affected communities, humanitarian organizations, humanitarian response.
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203234DiVA: diva2:635821
Educational program
Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action
Available from: 2013-08-06 Created: 2013-07-05 Last updated: 2013-08-06Bibliographically approved

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