Topic-by-topic communication guides

These guides are for media professionals working to help audiences affected by humanitarian crises. They give a brief overview of common humanitarian issues in emergencies. They will help you understand the kinds of problems your audiences are likely to be facing in emergencies, and to work alongside relief experts to provide audiences with accurate, relevant and life-saving information.


These guides contain information on core humanitarian topics. They are intended to serve as a starting point to help you identify the kinds of issues to address in your programmes and the questions to ask relief experts. To help you identify which topics to prioritise, you should speak with local humanitarian specialists. If possible, speak with your audiences as well to find out what they need to know.